Tutorials on metal and wood refinishing.


Refinishing Tutorial: Firearm Wood Finishing

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction There are literally dozens of techniques for restoring wood stocks to their original beauty and luster, some methods give better results than the original factory finish. These notes document techniques that I have found produces the best result, balancing time and cost. I use it to renew surplus military stocks […]

Refinishing Tutorial: Firearm Metal Finishing

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction I have developed my technique over 25 years, building on a childhood of extensive fine-scale model building. While there are no real secrets, it is as much art as science and nothing beats practice. I recommend magazines for practice, because they are relatively inexpensive and have features (large flats, sharp […]