This gun came in for a butt extension and straight hand conversion, which sounds pretty straightforward, and would have been, except for the fact that the stock had been previously refinished. Now, a prior refinish in and of itself isn't necessarily a problem but when the prep work for that refinish was done with a floor-sander, well, things get a bit more interesting. The cheeks (side panels) of the stock were so dished out, they could have held a pint of water. Naturally, the edges were sanded below the metal as well. There are those who, for whatever reason, feel qualified to work on the wood components of a gun. Many of these individuals would at least hesitate to work on "the metal", but wood, they dive right in. I blame high-school wood shop and hubris. Stock making and finishing is not carpentry.
Any-hoo, here goes.
The damage is obvious. The result of a "can do" attitude, combined with a "can't do" skill set.
The cheeks were machined flat and veneers were applied, along with material for the extension and a plug for the sling swivel stud hole.
The finished job.