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Old November 26, 2012, 12:34 AM   #5
Scorch
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The "grime" is stain that is trapped in the grain of the stock. You can strip it repeatedly and it will look grimy. The stock in question is most likely birch, so you will need to stain it before finishing it, so don't worry about it. Just stain it and apply whatever finish you are going to use.
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