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Forum topic by pashley posted 09-03-2008 09:54 PM 877 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2008 09:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stripping

No, not that kind of stripping.

Regarding furniture stripping. Has anyone ever used a glass bead blaster (like a sand blaster, but with miniature glass beads) for stripping wood? Years ago, when I was using one in a container booth to strip metal, I had a piece of metal from a dirty, oily engine laying on a pine 2×4. The pine was stained with oil. The glass bead blaster actually took the oil out of the wood! So, I was wondering if anyone out there uses a glass bead blaster on a regular basis for stripping wood….

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#1 posted 09-03-2008 11:11 PM

LOL, busted now everyone knows what I was thinking when I read this. I’ve heard of this practice but have never done it myself (either kind of stripping for that matter LOL). Could there be a problem with fragments of the beads remaining in the wood if they shatter as they clean?

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