I set my AirRifle on Fire

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    So I bore easily , and here last few months I’ve been wanting to try a finishing technique on a gunstock that is semi-popular in guitars .
    Its where you cover the wood in lighter fluid and LITERALLY Burn off the finish in places . Your not trying to make charcoal just give the wood a unique appearance. Well I knew nobody was gonna let me set their FWB stock on fire so I did my own . Yep set her down on an old log , dowsed her down with lighter fluid an then FLAME ON !!! You constantly keep squirting charcoal lighter fluid until you get a good char . Anyway after many 30 seconds ( felt like a half hour) I hose her down with a water hose and brushed off the char an then sprayed the whole thing down with Truoil spray . Here Is the result


    Hope you guys like it …I should have taken a pic as it burned but was watching to make sure I didn’t get outta hand first …But it looked a Lot like top pic :)
    Leave me you opinion . Be honest , I can take it !

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    guod123
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    I like the results it’s a brave approach, I think I would have opted for a torch. What did you top it off with?

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    Marksman3006
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    Looks awesome…..way way better. I once saw a beech stock done this way that looked like a polished tigers eyerock. It works. All blinged up now.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Yeah I really never liked the wood on my gun . At least this has some character. I topped it off with spray TruOil. It’s not real smooth but it kept the burnt look .

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    Alan
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    I do not know the man personally, but a man in Ruidoso, NM does designs on wood (faces, etc.), using a really small MAP gas torch. I suspect the same technique could be used on gun stocks as well. I’ll have to go see the man, and find out what he charges to do the work.

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    John_in_Ma
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    Joe, you have too much time on your hands. Pick up a hobby or something;)That looks sweet. I’d say you have been well rewarded for your ambition.

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    ajshoots
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    Looks great. I have done a number of burnt wood projects for my wife. Always thought it was a cool look. I do the map gas torch however, not as brave as you to set the whole thing blazing!! Nice work Joe!!

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    Goodtogo
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    I have seen some wrap small ropes around stock to give them a grain look. Not sure what they used on the rope to make it burn quick.

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    ok Joe just get you a wood burning kit!

    here is a link to some ideas for you?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=wood+burning+rifle+stock&rlz=2T4AURU_enUS0537US0538&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiItcnHqsLPAhUGKCYKHR6fCGwQ7AkIKg&biw=1234&bih=71

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    RNMike
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    Joe, that looks awesome! Nice job. You do have way too much time on your hands, that, or big jumbo coconut balls😆

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    Marksman3006
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    John_in_MaJoe, you have too much time on your hands.

    Lol. Ask him for a pic of his portable shooting bench!! Lol…….sorry Joe

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    Dirte
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    I believe that is called a “Hendrix” finish.

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    techna
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    I really, really like that!

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    fe7565
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    Exceptional look for that finish!  Fits well that classic airgun. My hat off for your bravery and skills.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Lol no bravery needed …it was an ugly beech stock so I figured long as I still have been a handle for the barreled action I’m good to go . I have another mini coming if it’s plain I’m setting that sucker on fire too !!!!

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    Tominco
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    Joe, you’re a freakin’ riot! I sure wish you could have made it to EBR. :D 
    Tom

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    fr8rbum747
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    You bring your A game to this site Joe…Never fail to bring out the best.  The rifle looks darn good after you torched it.
    I have an original cap and ball Hawkens hanging on the wall left over from my Grandfathers collection of guns.  It has what was termed a Tiger Stripe finish.  They would wrap a thin rope soaked in kerosene around the stock with the action and barrel removed or prior to final assembly and light it up.  Finish sanding the stock and applying all the silver work such as diamond shapes into cutouts in the wood.  Then a finish of oil rubbed into the wood.  The result is pure beauty. 

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    Gunnertrones
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    WOW!
    Risky business, but that really came out well in my opinion.
     

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    POWERSHIFT93
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    You my friend are 1 crazy DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  but you do keep this place interesting that is for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    AG72
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    Did this to my synrod, now looking for a new stock… Na just kidding, great look on her now!

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    bent
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    Joe, 

    Next try making Lichtenburg figures using a high-voltage transformer (typically neon light transformers):


    …many more

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