So, I have been reading about other folks refinishing their old 8x10 wood cameras....and living a bit vicariously. At the same time, I've been eyeballing the old Kodak 2-d that I have and have been thinking that I could/"should" do a light restore on it and improve its aesthetics a bit. Keep in mind that the darned thing works just fine as it is and makes fine photos....still it is a bit cosmetically challenged.
So, to the point...I have read about people who use nasty chemical strippers and then completely re-do the finish and others who use a sort of less agressive product, like "Formby's Furniture Refinisher".
and I am wondering about the differences between the two and the relative benefits of each approach.
Any insight in this matter would be appreciated.
What have you used? Why? would you use it again? what would you recommend?