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Blog series by BradJacob updated 1081 days ago 4 parts 14442 reads 37 comments total

Part 1: No. 4 - Type 9

1483 days ago by BradJacob | 6 comments »

Plane: #4 – type 9 (1902-1908) Paid: $12.55 Where: eBay Equipment: 6” buffer compound wire-wheel 55/10/2 battery charger (electrolysis). In addition, got me some EvapOrust – for small parts. (want to try both Evaporust & electroysis to see which I prefer.) Comments: This is my first restoration. Thanks to Alonso for the inspiration to get into what seems like a very therapeutic and rewarding hobby! I’ll be posting the results o...

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Part 2: No. 5-1/2 Sweetheart

1269 days ago by BradJacob | 1 comment »

He we go again. This is a no. 5-1/2 Sweetheart that was is relatively great condition. All it really “needed” was a good cleaning and maybe a little polishing of the brass. The handle and tote are all in great condition with no chips or cracks. The iron and chip breaker as pretty clean and are free of any pitting. And 90% of the Jappaning is still there. BUT – I like to fully restore them, so begins the process again. Below are some pictures of the plane bed – all w...

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Part 3: No. 5, Type 18

1271 days ago by BradJacob | 27 comments »

Hey everyone. Last year I became interested in restoring planes. I created one project blog where I was restoring an early Type 9. Then, while working with on a wood project, the Walnut got me real sick. It took almost one month to get better, then spring came, summer, BBQ’s, band practice, life….. Here is it fall again and I’m back in the shop restoring my planes. I got two going right now. One is the old Type 9 and the other is a Type 19 that I picked up on eBay for something like $10 bu...

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Part 4: Like any other addict....

1081 days ago by BradJacob | 3 comments »

Just as the subject says, like any other “addict”, my addiction had only grown into a more expensive habit. Check this out…. http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/heavy-10-restoration-213514/ My love for restoration is now growing. Currently I’m restoring 2 more drill presses. One Atlas, one South Bend. I WILL get back to my planes soon. However, these planes are so much simpler now, after tackling such a huge project like an old Lathe.

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