Toolmaking and refinishing #1: Stanley 50 1/2 Refurbished

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Blog entry by CMDEvans posted 07-25-2011 06:16 AM 1556 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up an older miter-box the other day, and thought I would get it all fixed up and working during this weekends down time.

Pictures tend to describe processes best, so here are a load of pictures.

I hope you enjoyed!

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 06:17 AM

Great Restore. It should give you lots of good use.

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 06:18 AM

Nice job ! I like the two tone black and red (and that you masked off the plate). It’s good to go another 100 years, too.

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 04:18 AM

Thanks. I like restoring these to usable condition.

David, There was a lot more to mask than just the plate. All the machined surfaces had to be masked. I would have used rubber cement like I normally do, but ran out, so blue tape it was. . .

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