I was lucky and found my dental tools at a local army surplus store. I bought one of most every shape they carried (about 20 or so) and not all of them were useful. Dental tools with thin wires were not useful; the wires bent too easily. It's better to stick with steel tools with stout tips. Of the tools we bought, these were the most useful.
|The most useful paint stripping tools from our set|
Allway scraper with interchangeable blades. And while the ergonomic handle was comfortable to use, it was inconvenient to stop and change blades. I might have liked it better if I bought more than one so I could have had them set up with different blades.
|Oval Paint Scraper|
Today, I did a bit more paint stripping with the heat gun. I'm almost done with the first pass on this side, I just need some help from Jeff at getting to the woodwork near the ceiling. Though there is still stripping the wood base trim, the inner string, along the left side of the staircase—and the two windows. We still have at least a couple more days with the heat gun.
|Paint Stripping Progress - Day 3|