Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
If you don't have a lot of colors to work with and some good experience with wood stain, then yes, it's best to restain the entire stummel for the best overall match. Work in thin transparent layers to build the color slowly. Of course, you'll need to apply a layer or two more to the worked over areas because they'll be lighter to start with, but it should all blend together after a good buff.
I have 10 bottles of Fiebing's but very little experience, so I'll go for the restaining of the whole stummel. On the other hand, I sanded the rim down to bare wood and just gave it a thorough buffing with a 30 year old BBB pipe wax and that coloured the rim nicely, so maybe I'll be lucky once more.
Thanks for the very good advice.