Thanks for the info.
The only metal left on the stock is the cap near the muzzle end, and the disk in the buttstock. I figured I would mask them off when applying the BLO
I'm aware of spontatious combustion. My father had a small fire in the garage when he was younger and preached to us as kids about the risks. All my shop rags get hung up to dry before they get stashed
Could you explain what you mean by "dewhisker." Is it the process of smoothing the grain after it is wetted?
This is my first foray into stock work.