Wood is still drying this morning but, yeah, be careful with the upper handguard. It is rough now, definite fiber destruction. I believe because of how it was bent the fibers were under tension and when softened sufficiently by the bleach they let go. Sanding should restore it, but we shall see.. some pics of the after bleach.
We give them happiness and they give us authority.
You assuage their conscience.
They give us their freedom.