Removing adhesive from wood and slate

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Hi all,

First time poster so please bear with me.

My girlfriend and I have just purchased our first home in South East London. A mid terraced 1900s property with some lovely features. The house is in liveable condition but really needs quite a bit of work to bring it up to standard.

One of our first jobs is to tackle the working fireplace. see pic 1. After clawing out what seemed to be a tonne of stone and soil(?) I attempted to take off the rails surrounding the slate (pic 2).

I have managed to sand and carefully chisel away the majority of the sealant but it is though going (pic 3).

I don't want to cause any damage to the slate or surrounding wood but this stuff is so stubborn. It's almost rubber in texture and is a real pain. Are there any solvents I could use to try and devolve it or at least make it easier to get off? I've included a last picture which shows a closeup of what I'm dealing with.

Thank you in advance.

David



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Thank you. I knew it was a Yeoman but wasn't sure on the particular model. I may toy with the idea of removing it and restoring. We will see. Plenty of other things to be doing around the house at the moment.
 

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