Originally Posted by AIMSMALL
Awesome! Please post a pic or 2 when it's all done! PM coming your way.
Almost ready for the poly gloss coating. This has been a lot of fun. Ironically, I initially wanted an AK that was more modern in looks, ie all black with rails and magpul stock etc. (Since I have a couple AR's, I wanted the same look). But after reading this thread last week and seeing how beautiful an AK can look with some nice wood furniture I was converted. (My wife is excited too, because I clearly bought enough supplies to refinish the outdoor bench!)
I was using red mahogany color stain, which is quite a dark red. For the upper handguard I only needed one coat, two coats for the lower, and three for the stock. Now they all match. I forgot to take "before" pics but the wood parts were really gross, oily, and dirty.
Thanks again to Aimsmall and all the others for the invaluable guidance and advice on this forum.