I did this stock for a customer a few weeks or so ago and thought it would make a good post to show the different stages of the restoration and what can be acheived with a lot of time an patience.
It is a PLO stock and was in pretty rough shape when I got it.
It was so oil soaked that the note he sent with it had aborbed some of the ooil and was translucent.
I started with a good cleaning in some hot water and soap to remove the major dirt and oil from the surface beofre stripping what was left of the finish from the wood.
The following pics are after the cleaning and before the stripping and deep cleaning.
Click the little pic for a big pic.