removing epoxy from redwood

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Forum topic by sawdust703 posted 08-29-2016 09:44 AM 727 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2016 09:44 AM

A client brought me a couple pieces of redwood that have been clear epoxied top & bottom, all the way around them. He said they had been using them for end tables the last 30 years, & he was tired of taking them apart, & putting them back together every time they moved. So, they brought them to me to see what I could come up with to do with them. They are sentimental pieces, that’s the reason they were kept. But, to do what I’d like to do with them, I need to strip the epoxy off the face side. What I’ve come up with for the wood is to put together a family “tree” of pictures of their families on both pieces. I’ll cut small frames out of wood of their choice for their pictures, & arrange them on the stripped side of the redwood. Can I use a brush on stripper to remove that epoxy? Or is it going to take something industrial strength, & ya need a permit to purchase? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 02:30 PM

I keep old planer blades for this sort of thing. Wear a dust mask and have at it.

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