Started off like this
Wine red, with plenty chips and dings which I drop filled a few years ago.
I fancied doing this for a good long while now, but waited until I got another Standard in, just incase I balls this up!
Heat gun check!
Paint scraper, check!
Suitable Japanese mahogany bodied rock monster?.......check!https://photos.app.goo.gl/WmBcD7d56k37jHXy5
Gently heated the finish with the gun, keeping it moving at all times, and NOT letting the finish bubble/burn.
eased the scraper under starting with a couple chips for easy access.https://photos.app.goo.gl/m6iaoHJgrFzdURHC7
it all came off in about 20 minutes, a far cry from using the elbow-shaking palm sander!
after a light sanding with 240/320 and 400 grit we are all systems go!https://photos.app.goo.gl/4iGPeXFTXvLXtD3R9https://photos.app.goo.gl/b7bN1amm2Pv3BnmT6https://photos.app.goo.gl/tpVyzKirx2yKGpeG7
This is after just one coat of Tru-Oil, I was going to try @Wezv's
method of wet oil sanding but I'm running low on oil and this mahogany is finished really well so shouldn't need many slatherings, 5 or 6 should do it, oil permitting.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z3EZGk8EeZFDWtHk6https://photos.app.goo.gl/5Potsuhf7uRVnmu76https://photos.app.goo.gl/a4yiNdcnuch4FayZ7