Hey Guys I am having a heck of a time and need some sage advice. I have an old Savage .22 rifle I have been playing around with now for months. It was a beater that I purchased cheap and wanted to refurbish myself. The stock is beat to hell; scratches, gouges, dings and dents galore. I have been trying to figure out how to stain it ebony to hide most of the problems. I have used a furniture ebony stain, it went on like paint, not showing the grain, and mostly came off with sanding. I tried leather dye, almost the same result. I diluted the dye in alcohol and tried again. it was a little better but not very dark at all. So now I have a stock showing every ding, dent and scratch. As this is a rough project rifle, I am not opposed to painting it if all else fails. I really would like to have a black stock that shows the grain. My last ditch try at this will be with a black marker. Before I resort to that I wanted to ask your advice.