How to: Dresser to sideboard 2, stripping

Ron Payne, Blacksmith, woodworker, all-around crafter

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7 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Introduction and project

    • 2. Protective gear and safety

    • 3. Tools

    • 4. Prep. work

    • 5. Mechanical means

    • 6. Chemical means

    • 7. Clean-up and Final thoughts


About This Class

The first thing I do when completely refurbishing a piece is to remove the old finish.  

If I take the old finish off I don't have to worry about not damaging that finish nor do I have to try to match the finish on any new parts I make.

For this class I'll discuss mechanical and chemical methods of removing a finish and the benefits and drawbacks of each.  I'll also go over some of the safety considerations for each.

If I've done it right, free enrollments can be found here.