RAW In The Raw From Lumber To FInish

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    Dirte
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    I thought I would share an option I wanted to do on my next RAW. I enjoyed my .25 LRT so much, I ordered another RAW in .22. Wanting something different in the way of wood. Maple guns always intrigued me. My Grandfather had one. I couldn’t tell you what is was being too young, I just always remembered it.

    Dealing with RAW, you are dealing with the owners themselves. Martin let me furnish my own lumber. Sandra sent me the size requirements for them to cut it. I found a nice figured flame maple piece from a Northwest vendor. I had it shipped directly to RAW to save on double shipping. Also opted to do the finish work myself since I never got to see the lumber in person. Opting for the thumbhole stock since I already had the LRT on my .25. Also thinking the stocks could swap back and forth between them (both HMX blocks).

    They sanded it to a smooth finish for me so all I needed to do was strip the hardware, wet it to raise the grain and a final sanding for an extra smooth surface.

    This is the initial coat. I like to use tung oil for most of my finishes. Minwax has a few additives also that works well. I even use this stuff on most my other pre-oiled guns to bring out the grain a little more. The nice thing about this product it is almost fool proof. Just keep applying until you get your desired sheen. After about eight coats and 0000 steel wool rub downs, I reached a desired satin finish.

    One other thing that I might add is, I have did maple and other figured woods with a pre-dye then sanded it back to enhance the figure in the wood. After this arrived to me, the figure was so pronounced that it was not needed.


    Turned out really well. Just a little different twist for a good gun. Thanks RAW for these kinds of options. It makes the gun have more of a personal touch.

    I enjoy woodworking and would like to tackle my own cutting. I need to get some in-letting tools at some point. NMShooter doing his own has made me very interested.
    Now all I need to do is shoot it!

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    Imold
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    Turned out pretty darn nice, I like….well Done Dirte..

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    dirtbikerick
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    Damn that is nice, great work!

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    intenseaty22
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    Wow! Very nice. Great forward thinking on your part. Fantastic that you can make that request as well. Speaks volumes of what the company will do for a customer. 

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    Michael
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    Wowza!  Nice piece of lumbar, super cool that RAW offers so many options to personalize your gun.

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    Oregun
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    Man, what a thing of beauty… great job, D!  Hats off to RAW for putting their customers first!!!  

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    Crusher
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    You must have sold one of your kids or something to get a piece of wood like that. Wow… that is beautiful.

    Crusher
     

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    aa_limited
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    raw is number one. I bet you were excited to open up that box.
    thanks for shareing. maple is a wonderful wood.

    what barrel is on that gun u have is it a lw  or poly or the cut barrel

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    AirSupply
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    New Years resolutionfor for me. To own a Raw in 2018. You are amassing quite a collection of beautiful airguns Dirte. That one is stunning and no one will have one quite the same. Thanks for sharing. 

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    Dirte
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    “aa_limited”raw is number one. I bet you were excited to open up that box.
    thanks for shareing. maple is a wonderful wood.
    what barrel is on that gun u have is it a lw  or poly or the cut barrel

    
Polygon.

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    nomojo65
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    To me that is truly a peice of ART!, very nice…, I would be to afraid to use it, I’m clumsy, Sandra & Martin can attest to that!

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    mister12ax7
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    That is one serious piece of Maple, nice work too.

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    Jospap
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    Hi Dirte:

    Man, what a  beeaatiifuuuuuuullllll stock !!!!!!!!  Congrats for owning such a unique RAW.

    Regards from Mexico

    José Palma

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    sonny
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    gorgeous stock Dirte, a real head turner

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    Hotbrass
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    A true work of art. An eye catcher it is.

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    Matt247365
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    Nice project and beautiful result! Thanks for sharing :)

    Matt

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    spysir
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    I recall seeing the raw wood pic a while back, looks like it did turn out very nicely.  I personally like Maple a lot for rifle stocks and you have a nice piece. Keep that tung oil on it and in 40 years the wood will have a “crystallized”  ( not how I would describe it but the correct term I was told ) look to the grain.  Good thing you put a rifle that will last that long in it.

     Your good at waiting patiently arent ya.

    John

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    Ssbn617b
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    My first high quality rifle was a .45 cal. flintlock fully dressed out with lots of  silver inlays on the nicest piece of maple I have ever seen. There is something so special when the light hits the tiger stripes just right.
    Your  RAW is absolutely beautiful! Nice job on finishing it.
    Mitch

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    sgergen
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    Just gorgeous – well done!

    Scott

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    NMshooter
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    That is totally cool looking! Nice job Dirte. The best part aboiut it is you did it and someone will have to search a long time to find something similar!

    Doc

    PS- it won’t let me give you an accuracy point so I hope others will do it for me. Badass stock my friend!

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