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Unread 07-10-2018, 12:22 PM   #21
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I think that was strictly timberluxe. But i cannot remember. I have been using teak oil mixed with alkenet root a lot lately as a sealer.
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That's a good question. I'll be interested in what Brian has to say. I've always used off the shelf tung oil to seal the stock using the mud method until all the pores are filled. Then I finish up with Timberlux now. In the past I used TruOil.
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That’s interesting. I’ve always used the alkenet stain after all the pores are filled and let it sit for at least 24 hours. But I am going to try Brian’s method with my next stock. Great tip. I made up a batch of alkenet root stain years ago and I still have a lot left. I boil the alkenet roots in linseed oil and then leave the roots in the jar for storage.

I now use Timberluxe but I don’t seal the stock with it. It’s too expensive and I like off the shelf tung oil for sealing since it works well and is inexpensive. I go through a lot of tung oil filling the stock using the mud method.
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Cool alkenet root

where can you find alkenet root, I would like to mix my own stain.

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I bought some on EBay.
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I haven't bought it in years but I think I got it from somwhere in England. But you should be able to find it on the internet. I used the actual roots and not the powder that is sometimes sold. I filled a coffee can half full of the root and then filled the can level with linseed oil. If I was to do it again, I would use tung oil for the faster drying time. I boiled the root in oil but you have to be very careful to take it off the stove at the first sign of a boil. If left, it will flow over and make a hell of a mess.
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Ordered some last night to try on the Trojan I have coming my way. Got a call from Brian Board this morning just to verify the humidity levels I would be dealing with and to give me some advice on the application of the finish and the stain. Had a pleasant talk with him afterwards regarding when he worked on Parkers for Herschell Chaddick and he told me about an AH grade he refinished about 16 months ago. Seems like a pleasant fellow.
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Brian is a very pleasant fellow and he knows his stuff! What an artist he is in his craft!

You should see his duck calls with AA Parker checkering.





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He's got some nice ones on his website, but I don't think my extremely limited duck shooting warrants that quality of a duck call
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I have some Winchester Red Oil on order. How much different is it to work with than the others? Can I build up the top coat with Tu-oil?
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