I like the idea of removing all the paint to the bare wood and putting a wood stain (not paint).
Be cautiously optimistic. Often wood is painted when it has too much surface damage to look good in stain.
My biggest concern is not making a mess with lead dust, I don't care too much if the process is slow.
There are a bazillion ways to remove paint. Some of them (most of the good ones) don't involve lead dust.
Lead dust is the threat vector. Skin is a total barrier to lead from paint, the problem is when you inhale fine lead dust into the lungs. Don't make lead dust.
Honestly, most of the time I'm just concerned with leveling the surface, so I use sanding, and wet sanding is possible. But if my goal was to remove all old paint, I would never sand. It will leave old paint in all the low spots.
I heard of some "revolutionary" tool based on infra-red heating that minimize lead dust.
Well, softening old paint via heat is hardly anything new. Normally one just uses a heat gun, which is vaguely similar to a hair dryer but with higher spot heat. Then you just use a scraper of your choice and preference. It is important with the heat method that you capture all the scrapings. While the heat+scraping process does not make hardly any micro-fine lead dust that one might huff into lungs, the paint scrapings post-heat will be very brittle and will tend to disintegrate into dust, which will then blow around and be a contaminant. So bag the stuff straight-away. You need very little PPE (except maybe a cartridge respirator for the fumes that cook out of the paint) as the skin is a total barrier against lead from the scrapings.
You can also consider chemical paint strippers, such as Aircraft Remover, in combination with hand scraping. Again this creates essentially none of the fine dust we're worried about, and the scrapings are heavier and stickier, so less likely to be taken in the wind etc. However you need proper PPE (gloves) - while skin is a total barrier to the lead in paint scrapings, skin is vulnerable to the corrosive chemicals used in the strippers.