1987 Carvin DC-150 :: strip and refinish.
Here I'm sanding off the clear poly finish to prep it for a transparent nitro sunburst. At first I tried the heat gun / pallet knife trick but it was not going very well. Like, at all. Could be that the finish is fairly thin (for poly) and my knife had a thing for trying to gouge into the quilted maple. No good.
Luckily this is a flat top and back, so sanding goes fairly quickly. But my poor little compressor can't feed the orbital sander for very long so I have to take frequent breaks to let it build up pressure again. This places a larger compressor firmly on the shop wish-list.
I hope to get this into the booth this weekend.