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Old 18-10-2018, 13:58   #1
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Mahogany Ships Wheel Restoration.

I have a mahogany ships wheel that came off my Grandfather's boat which is at least 75 years old. I'm starting the process of restoring it to hang on the wall. I have a heat gun and orbital sanders which I've used on the flat facing surfaces. However, the majority of the surface area are the round handles and spokes. Should I use a chemical stripper and a wire brush or just continue with the heat gun and wire brush combined with hand sanding? Advice please.
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Mahogany Ships Wheel Restoration.

I usually remove as much as I can with heat, then use a chemical. The goal is to be left with as little sanding as possible to preserve the profiles.

I have one of these shaped scraper kits that I use constantly. It comes with six attachments giving you twelve options.

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