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Old 07-13-2014, 05:55 AM
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And one more who has, apparently, either missed or ignored the point of the Thread.
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Do yourself a favor and do not just automatically strip&refinish a grody oil-finished stock that you receive because [A] there may be a beautiful finish hiding under the ugly and [B] once you strip it, any such hidden beautiful finish will be forever lost.
That is something for after your investigation has determined that there isn't a beautiful oil finish hidden (i.e., nothing to lose) under a bunch of crap.

I have cleaned a few M1 stocks with the dishwasher method and it generally works well for taking them back down to wood.

Be forewarned that with such a method (or a manual hotwater+Dawn scrub bath ... I have done more of this than dishwasher) there is always the danger of split and/or warped wood, especially with the thinner pieces.
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