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Cutting Homer Dangler stain?
Oct 8th, 2021 at 9:19pm
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I found some I had forgotten about, and have a walnut stock to stain, then finish. Can I cut it with rubbing alcohol? Methylated spirits?
  
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Re: Cutting Homer Dangler stain?
Reply #1 - Oct 8th, 2021 at 9:29pm
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Based on my limited experience, I doubt rubbing alcohol would work nearly as well as methylated spirits/ethanol.

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Re: Cutting Homer Dangler stain?
Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2021 at 3:04pm
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Well, I mixed it 1:1 with methylated spirits and managed to make a huge mess of the job -- streaks, drips, blotchy areas. Live and learn!
Guess I will try sanding it back a little and see if that helps some.
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 10th, 2021 at 9:17pm
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Dangler's stains were alcohol-based (and I assume the contemporary versions sold by Log Cabin and others are also), so I'm not sure what your problem is.  Perhaps the stain is too old?  What wood are you trying to stain?  Try wiping it off first with straight alcohol/acetone and see if things don't smooth out before sanding.

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Re: Cutting Homer Dangler stain?
Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2021 at 3:58pm
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Bill, the stain may be eight years old or older and is marked James Klein, Homer Dangler stain. I was using it on an American black walnut stock set for my rolling block. 
Of course, I had gone ahead and sanded before reading your advice. It is better than it was, but needs work.
  
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Re: Cutting Homer Dangler stain?
Reply #5 - Oct 12th, 2021 at 8:39pm
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Aha!  It's not a batch/version made by Mr. Dangler.  Is there a list of contents on the container?    Specifically, something that added alcohol would not thin?

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Re: Cutting Homer Dangler stain?
Reply #6 - Oct 12th, 2021 at 11:48pm
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Jim Klein took over Homerís business.  I think they are out of Adrian, Michigan but may be wrong.  Might try calling the Log Cabin shop if you canít find Jimís number, they might be able to help you.  Might also ask this question over on the American Longrifle forum.  Lot of very knowledgeable people and they will probably know Jimís contact info if he is still in business.
  
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