I have an Accurate Innovation rifle stock I purchased that had been used and abused. No gouges or even deep scratches but what appears to be leather scabbard wear along with handling marks. The forearm did have a repaired crack. The wood is presentation grade. I felt that the beauty could be restored so I’m getting it refinished. It was going to be one of my winter projects until I won a silent auction at a fund raising event. The man doing the restoration work said he would take it down to 6,000 grit, I’ve never refinished one past 600 grit. I’m hoping to have it back in my hands by the end of next week. I have high hopes but it’s one I purchased for target and hunting so I will not become a safe queen no matter how pretty it looks. For the guys who refinish their furniture, how far do you take the wood down until the finish is applied?