Gorgeous black walnut burl slab--need to remove yucky poly!
Hoping I can get some wisdom from you all concerning how to bring a large, beautiful walnut burl I got at Goodwill today, of all places, back to its natural shape so I can refinish it with a softer finish. It's got that lovely thick high-gloss polyurethane, like a marine varnish, so that's got to go...no problem getting it off the flat sides, but the live edge all around it? I don't know what to do.
Is there a really effective chemical stripper that won't ruin the live edge by needing a lot of steel wool-ing? Thanks very much in advance. We want to make it a side table with some vintage hairpin legs we have been keeping for just such a great opportunity.