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Bleaching a gunstock

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I had a large piece broken out at the tang of my shotgun stock. I prepped the stock and put an add on piece of walnut. It turned out pretty good except when I stained the stock the add on piece turned out darker than the rest of the stock. I remember reading somewhere you can bleach the stock to make it lighter. I don't remember what they used to accomplish this. Does anyone know?
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I've never bleached wood, GBertolet, so I can't help there. What kind of stain did you use? Oil base?
Can you sand it out?

If so, I would apply a thin wash coat of dewaxed shellac before staining. This helps the stain "float" and not become blotchy or heavier in one part over another.
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