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.
These pictures are from May 15, 2012.
Any feedback and suggestions related to this build are welcome.