We are having oh so much fun playing with dental tools. At least the weather has cooled down so we can manage to work for a few more hours a day.
We are getting pretty close on these two crowns. Believe it or not, you don't have to get every last bit of paint out of the crevices; the stain should cover it pretty well. It's better if you don't dig too hard because you'll damage the wood if you keep after it with the tools too much.