Reply To: I'm looking for some stock finishing advise.
I wouldnt go sanding that stock back!!
Just break it back with some 0000 wire wool,you can use alkanet root for a lovely stain,it will bring out the grain,the just oil breK it back and keep doing that,rub the oil in till palm of your hand is red hot,it helps the oil to set, you can get a laquer type finish with just oil ,patience and time !!