I have decided to re do my spa predator's stock. The idea was to stain it ebony black and then varnish it with a matt varnish. The reason being that the rifle is use for PC in the dead of night, so it needs to be dark and with a good protection layer on it.
I began with the nova paintstripper and the thinners clothes but minimum of the original stain and oils wanted to come of. So I took a chance with the 120 sanding paper and on the pics is the result after the first go. Now that I see the grains and natural wood I almost want to change my mind to do a American walnut stain with a cherry stain to give that dark brown a hint of red and then seal it with some matt nova 17 varnish.
But my problem now is the deep scratch marks on the stock and the bad machine marks. I'm worried about sanding to much or will the very dark brown of the American walnut stain hide it all.