Well, I stripped off the shellac from the stock and lower handguard. I think I use a 55 gal. drum of stripper. I have never seen so much shellac in my life.
Anyway, because there was so much shellac on the wood, it appeared smooth but after removal, the wood surface is very uneven. Is this normal? Also the wood looks plain ugly, I hope to lighten the finish up by doing the bleach thing.
Another thing, when sanding your supposed to sand with the grain but this is laminate with grain in two directions, what do you do.
I know people show pictures of their "finished" furniture but I decided to show the stripped/unfinished look. Do these pieces look like "nice" looking wood prior to finishing?
Oh, I have re-finished rifle furniture before, just never saw anything this "ugly".