|Forum topic by MJinCA||posted 06-27-2016 08:17 PM||347 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-27-2016 08:17 PM
Hi all, new to these postings but a longtime reader. So many good tips and information…a good kind of overload!
My neighbor is remodeling his house and is letting me remove his old oak floors…house was built in the 50’s. They are 1/4” thick, 2” wide and most of the pieces are 12’-14’ (!!) long. There will be a lot of nail holes to fill, but those details add character, right?
Only problem is while the lumber is good on one side (a 1/32 pass through the planer did the job) the other side—which were originally facing up which in the house—is painted. In some places, it’s quite thick. What is the best way to remove this paint? USe my planer – thought about this but don’t want to ruin the new blades? Use a powered hand planer? Some other way?
Not all pieces will be used like this, but I do want some S4S oak to use. Any thoughts/feedback appreciated. Thanks!