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Plane restoration #3: Stanley/Bailey No 6 second plane part #1

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I came back from work today, after a very long break of 17 days, it was a really hard day since I had it to get use to wake up early deal with the traffic, the boss etc, I was literally dragging all day long, and to my surprise I found that the second No 6 I got on ebay was already waiting for me to start the restoration. Let’s take a look what I got. I think I’m having some kind of attraction for highly abused and damaged planes, I really love to see the restoration process being done.

Broken Knob

and severely damage handle

It is a SW!!

Lots of rust everywhere

Ohh no!! another big gouge on the blade!!!

Lets take a look at it disassembled

It was time to get started doing some kind of miracle to give this plane another opportunity to serve for many years to come.

So I started with Evaporust on all the surfaces except the Brass hardware.

Handle and knob being repaired

How about some polishing to the brass hardware?

This is how the main body looked after being derusted

Remarkable don’t you think?

Really evaporust does an incredible job

The handle is being repaired while being mounted on the plane, this way I make sure to keep the original position of both pieces being fixed

The crack on the knob is now hardly visible, after the first coat of poly this is how it look.

For now this is it, since its kind of cold outside and need to get some rest for another long day at work tomorrow, still can’t wait to get back to work on the plane lol

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.



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patron

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#1 posted 1659 days ago

looks like you found a new hobby .

your process looks great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bill729

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#2 posted 1659 days ago

I love seeing them brought back to life… thank you! I picked up several planes last summer that need some TLC too—but not quite as desperately as the one you are helping now. I appreciate the “evaporust” suggestion! Are there options you would consider besides gluing the wood handles (I’m a noob)?

Bill

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Alonso

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#3 posted 1659 days ago

Bill,

Another option I’m considering is ordering a new set
of handle and knob but I will like to keep it as original as possible, but this one seems like is going to need a miracle to keep it like I want it.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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northwoodsman

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#4 posted 1659 days ago

What is your process for getting the brass so shiny?

-- NorthWoodsMan

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 1659 days ago

nice job! touche for brass polishing… I didn’t even think about going that far… but now I think I have to ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Alonso

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#6 posted 1659 days ago

northwoodsman

I use my buffer with 2 different compounds, one of the is a black compound the other is green. The first one will remove almost all the “dirty” of of the brass while the green one will give you a high polish finish. Also I like to give it a pass with some Brasso on the grooves and the screwdriver slots, it does a really sweet job.

Sharon

Actually I was thinking not going that far, but I also think that it is really nice to see a restored plane with some very shiny areas, I think that’s like my special process and I don’t want to leave any detail out of the restoration, also like I said it looks pretty good once its done. :)

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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WayneC

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#7 posted 1659 days ago

Check out the link below. Towards the bottom there is info on replacing the top of the tote.

https://home.comcast.net/~rexmill/planes101/handle_repair/handle.htm

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Alonso

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#8 posted 1659 days ago

Wooww great information Wayne, thanks a lot, now I think a have another project to start with…...

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Ecocandle

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#9 posted 1659 days ago

Alonso,

I am really new to woodworking…really really new. I have found two old 1 inch by 16 inch by 3/16 brass pieces. I spent the entire Rose Bowl (Buckeyes Win!) hand polishing, with Brasso, one of them and got it to a much better state, but it still doesn’t look like yours. I am new enough that I don’t know anything about buffers. Could you please tell me what type you have?

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Alonso

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#10 posted 1659 days ago

Brian

This is the buffer I have, it comes as pictured, including the buffing wheels, and this is the kind of compound I got, even though it says is for SS, it works just fine for brass too. NOTE: that is not the same compound kit I have but is the only similar I was able to find, but the result should be the same. You will only need the black and green compound for a high polish finish. Hope that helps :)

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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