This material isn't sticky or gummy to the touch, rather it is dried out but firmly stuck to the wood.
Scraping it off isn't working, sanding off would work but would take a month of Sundays. I have used furniture stripper (Circa 1850) before to remove this kind of dried out and stuck under padding and it worked, but I would like to know if anyone has used a product that might be better suited for this job.
Thanks in advance, and don't carpet your hardwood, people!!