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Hand Tool Journey #28: Stanley SW #246 Miter Box Restoration #2.. Tear Down..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 98 days ago 853 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Late last night while waiting for Game of Thrones to come on (don’t judge me!) I spend a couple hours taking this apart and separating all the parts in labeled bags.

The 2 up rights were frozen in their bases and this is where everything went horribly wrong when I was taking apart my 358 so I wanted to be careful not to snap off the threaded end. Off to WallyWorld I went and returned with some Marvel Mystery Oil. Cut it 50/50 with some mineral spirits in a spray bottle, sprayed the part and waited about 5 mins.. that did the trick!

In the process I took pics of everything before/during and after it came off paying particular attention to orientation of the part on the box so when i go to put everything back together I have a reference if I get stuck. If any of you have ever replaced drum brakes before you know what I am talking about.

Then this morning I placed everything in their own tubs and soaked it all in Evaporust.

Everything fit except for the main base it’s self. I would need about 10 gallons of ER to completely submerge it so I am sticking to Citri Strip for that which it is currently covered in that orange goo as we speak. Any major rust pockets will get hit with navel jelly after the stripper bath is done.

Now it is just the waiting game for the parts I have… now it is time to start planning out the fabricated parts..

Supplies so far..

And I have a block of aluminum on it’s way to mill out the tree part as seen in this pic..

That will probably be a couple of blog entries just that part alone so stay tuned!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 98 days ago

Nicely done. Orderly and systematic. Looking forward to the fabrication.

Is Game of Thrones viewing a bad thing to be associated with?

-- ~Tony

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Airframer

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#2 posted 98 days ago

Hell no.. there are lots of ti… erm sword fights in that show! It’s Great!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 98 days ago

I will be following along, watching the restoration. I’m glad you’re documenting the process. That’s gonna be a sweet restored box.

PS. We do Game of Thrones at my house too, Eric, only it’s a competition for an available bathroom.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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racerglen

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#4 posted 98 days ago

OOhh, Don, nicely done !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Tim

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#5 posted 98 days ago

This is going to be sweet. But I have to ask, wtf is Marvel’s Mystery Oil? I’m glad it worked with MS to make a penetrant because I didn’t feel like buying acetone that I didn’t need.

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Airframer

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#6 posted 98 days ago

That stuff has been around since the 40’s. It is basically an oil/fuel additive but has a number of other hack uses. I easily found it at Wal-Mart here and it cost less than Tranny Fluid per ounce. Give it a google and see what you find.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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johnstoneb

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#7 posted 97 days ago

Looking good.
I can’t seem to get into the show but I wish he woiuld hurry up and finish the book he is supposed to be working on.

Check this out for ways to build some of the parts you are missing.

http://www.tooltrip.com/tooltrip9/index.htm

go under the stanley tools tab.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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