On Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:23:21 AM UTC-6, Doug wrote:
As suggested, I would recommend a steaming technique. Delicately scrape th
e finish from the dented areas, moisten (with a Q-Tip or similar dabber) ju
st the dented areas, then try to heat just the dented areas, as best as pos
sible. You want to raise just the dented areas, not affect the surrounding
areas, if possible. Once you've gotten as much to raise, as possible, the
n reassess the remaining damage.
For heating, you might try the edge of a clothes iron, soldering iron, wood
burning iron or similar small heating tool. Just don't burn the wood. Pr
actice on some scrap wood, first, if need be, before committing to the ster
With the introduction of moisture to the area, you may get some whitening o
f the nearby finished areas. Don't worry about this whitening. Also, the
nearby finish might raise up, a little, also, possibly even flake off, late
r. Don't worry about this, either. You'll reassess the remaining results,
later. Just don't burn the wood during heating/steaming.