Re: Recommendation on abrasive blasters
umm,no; don't go there.
You run into a huge wall of lead abatement issues using any kind of dry abrasive method, and blasting is the worst of them for dispersal of dust.
Use a wet technique for gross removal, like peel-away or Soy Gel, etc. Hardware can be removed and soaked in a crockpot (if non-ferrous) or lacquer thinner/methylene chloride type stripper if iron or steel. The dregs of paint fall off on their own after an overnight bath.
If your intent is to go back to a clear finish, and if it was so finished originally, more care is needed to get all the paint off the wood without forcing pigment into the pores; it's far more labor-intensive than a prep-for-repaint type stripping, but on fine old woodwork many believe it is well worth the sacrifice. My method for restoring to clear finish is heat followed by a hot chemical (methylene chloride-type) stripping to get off the residue.
Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.