The owner's dog apparently has a taste for shellacked Claro. Just a dog doing what they do, but obviously her taste can't be faulted.
Here is how it looked when the (quite) upset owner brought it to me. Those tooth marks were deep.
Here is the same area after the finish has been removed and lightly sanded. The dents were steamed up as far as they would come. With so many broken fibers, I'm surprised that they raised as far as they did.
While I was working on the stock anyway, It was decided to inlet it for a spurred recoil pad like it would have had originally.
The finished job - If you didn't know better, the toothmarks could be mistaken for pin knots.
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