Continued from Page 8. Showcasing the making of the airgun I
designed using Buckley's reservoir design as inspiration.
Posted July, 2012
In May I got down to sanding the wood pieces after spending a lot of time filing the hand grips. Getting
a smooth finish requires hours of sanding. I started with 150 grit, then 220, 400, and finished with 600.
I know another builder who will go to 800 grit paper and will sand a few times between coats of linseed oil.
I found oiled linseed oil at a local retailer and having never used it to finish wood before, I had to basically jump
right into it. First coat applied looked great.
These pictures are from May 10, 2012.
I do not show every coating on the pictures. May 15 I was at the 5th or 6th coating. Having sanded the wood
between each coating and rereading the instructions I found, I left more oil on the wood and wiped off the excess.
Sure looks great when wet, to bad it doesn't stay that way when dry.