A gentleman from North Dakota sent in this classic piece for a little touch-up and love and a lot of stock work. Someone had taken the time to carve and inlet the stock, but slacked on the detail work and didn’t apply any finish. So we put a wrapping shadow line around the cheekpiece and gave the thumbhole a bit more flow, straightened some corners and edges, gave her a good sanding and coated with a hand-rubbed oil finish, mounted and zeroed the Vortex Crossfire II, and had an incredible time doing the whole thing. Early spring storms have been difficult to beat with the additional humidity substantially increasing finish dry times – sometimes almost two days per coat! But finally done, and another happy customer on the books. Pictures of various stages of the project are shown and captioned below. Who’s got the next stock project?