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Re: antique restoration

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-151.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 9/4/5 13:20

In Response To: antique restoration (david)

You may find that a good paste stripper is the best way to go. Steam will raise the grain and result in even more sanding than usual. A brass bristle brush used judiciously, sharpened sticks, dentist picks, saw dust for abrasive and absorbing stripper, as well a some coarse burlap to grind out the details will go a long ways. Also a cheep set of carving chisels will allow you to get into many tight spots and when sharpened again, will make the carving clean-up go a lot easier. Sand the tiny details with a little sticky sand paper stuck to an eraser, even as small a pencil eraser, to smooth out with out loosing the original look of the carvings.

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