Wow! No joke! They were super nice and the guy was quite knowledgeable. He said that Titebond will hold up to most strippers, including acetone. I may do a test joint just for piece of mind, but I feel a lot more confident about it now. Thanks!
I had that happen once with my cyclone. Before i modded the filter pan cleanout, i had a bandclamp let loose and blow off the plastic bag. It is a horrific sight to see. Im also in a basement, which makes i twice as bad.
I really like the straight grain on the door/side.
I’m planning to do acrylic pouring (a style of art) on top of the piece. AP is water-based and need not involve the oil. If I can strip the oil off the top, I can likely seal the wood with Titebond, prime it with bonding primer and paint on that. (That’s my tentative plan.)
So it took me a couple of months to actually get around to doing this, but I did it. Sheesh! Finding shop time these days is tricky.
The burnisher technique worked really well. Did not close up the gap completely but it looks a LOT better.
Thanks for all the tips guys.