Can I get some trade secrets?
I have two questions: 1) How are you removing the stock finish? Are you sanding it all off, using a chemical, or both? 2) For the new finish are using a stain and then a polyurethane or are you using a polyurethane stain?
I have a cheap O/U that works like a champ, but the fit and finish isn't great. Luckily there is plenty of wood. I'm considering stripping it down, sanding down the excess wood to make it flush with the metal parts, and then refinishing. The blueing isn't great, but better than I can do.
What do you charge for this kind of stuff?