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Using plain old sandpaper and elbow grease I have started to bring this walnut stock down to the bare wood. This thing is dented and gouged to the bejeezus. I am thinking about steaming out some of the dents, but may not. It isn't like this is a collectors item, but it certainly would look nicer. Next week we get some heat and sun, so back into the cosmo cooker for sure, probably twice or three times depending on how it works.