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I know its probably considered blasphemy to have a red finish on a yugo but im considering it. I saw a picture on here the other day of a guys 2 yugos where one was the traditional color and the other was a Russian redish color. I have spent over an hour trying to locate it but had no luck. If you know where that picture is or just have any picture of a yugo with red wood please post. :smile:
 

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Yugo wood

-Todd_,
I've made Yugo furniture out of cherry and got some nice grain patterns and highlights. Some folks on this forum have some of those from me. You can stain cherry a little redder/darker if you like.
But to make handguards out of redwood doesn't sound like it would be very strong. Redwood is a bit fiberous, with a soft open grain.
If you could some how draw fiber glass type resin up through the grain ( with maybe a vaccuum process) it might make it strong for long term use.
But redwood by itself you could almost pick it apart with your finger nail.

Just a suggestion.
 

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I mean stain it red, not from actual red wood. Sorry I should have been more clear. I have a set of the ironwood handguards, would that wood be acceptable to stain red?



catsailer I dont think thats the one im talking about. These were pictured standing up, one had a really bright red finish and then the standard tung oil finish?
 

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not sure about that one. i say do it. if you like it, who cares what others think. you can always restain it later.
 

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I made my own, bastardizing the Ironwood method on their website and using Chestnut ridge stain. I made an orange tint with alcohol and red and yellow Rit dye and then added chestnut ridge stain untl it looked right. It may not be a red as you are after though.
 

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Sorry, -Todd-,

After re-reading your post I can see that you meant readwood stain.
The error is mine.

And jasonB, you made that stain work very well on the refinish job.
 

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Re: stain

USMCE4retired said:
Sorry, -Todd-,

After re-reading your post I can see that you meant readwood stain.
The error is mine.

Well I edited my post, when I first wrote it out it did sound like thats what I was asking, it was my fault.


JasonB, that stain looks good, do you have a picture of it mounted?


Man I swear I went through a 100 threads yesterday trying to find that single picture. I should have saved it like I was going to. :doh:
 

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jasonb said:
Here you go:


That looks really good, very unique too.



Okay does anyone have pictures of any underfolder with a red finish? Im thinking i'll just go ahead and give it a shot.
 

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Okay I finally found the pictures I was originally looking for. I didn't see them on this forum but it was linked from a thread on here to ar15. :doh: Might be a little to red, I think i'll try the rite dye method on here.





 
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