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A Journey through hand tool land #3: The 62 - The clean up begins

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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 10-29-2011 05:50 PM 1029 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here she is right out of the Evap-o-rust.

Not quite what I was expecting form the Evaporust. I guess I was expecting to see it come out all nice and clean. Not that I was expecting a nice shinny new plane when I took it out mind you, but maybe cleaner than what it was. Never one to completely give up, I got me a 5 gallon bucket of hot soapy water, greeny, scrub brush, wire brush, assorted rags, oil and sat down to get to some scrubbing.

The one thing that I wasn’t expecting is how fast the parts start to rust after cleaning. I had plans on cleaning all of the parts then adding the oil after I got finish. Nay Nay! I looked up and watched the parts starting to rust anew right in front of me. Oops.

I still need to do a little more detail work on the small parts. I’ll see if I find my old Dermal and hopefully it still works and get to buffing the nooks and carnies that my fat little fingers can’t get into.

Chuck

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135



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#1 posted 10-29-2011 06:09 PM

That stuff does amazing things.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 06:33 PM

Nice work Chuck. Go easy with that Dremel though. :-)

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 07:58 PM

Brit. The door bell rang before I could finish my thoughts on the Dremel. I what I meant by that was using the buffing wheel attachment and that sort of tool. A Dremel can get pretty aggressive and I really don’t want to destroy it. I thought that I might have an attachment that might help get down in the hard to reach places but alas it’s not meant to be. So I’ll do the best that I know how to do and hopefully not completely ruin the plane in the process.

I’m not going for “Museum” ready here or wall decoration, I just want a tool that I can use, and I plan on doing so. I noticed that some of the paint has flaked off in places. I think I’ll leave it just the way it is but, hopefully, a little cleaner.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 09:14 PM

You’re doing a great job so far Chuck from what I can see. I’ve got a few planes waiting to be restored so I’m watching with interest.

Good luck.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 09:38 PM

A couple of notes suggestions. Do the cleaning first and your evaporust will last longer. Also, according to the label, if you just dip it in and out of the evaporust, it’ll protect the metal from rust. I usually wait until I’l ready to wash it off.

That’s going to be a nice plane. A 62 is on my “want” list.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 09:43 PM

Well patience is not one of my stronger suits.

I haven’t done a thing to the sole or the side yet but I just couldn’t resist the temptation to take a couple of passes in some yellow pine.

I’m having troubles getting the blade sharpened properly. I spent 45 minutes regrinding, sharping and then honing and I couldn’t even get it to cut the hair on the back of my arm. But that didn’t stop me from take a few passes for my troubles.

I noticed that it’s not taking an even cut too. The right side of the cut is leaving a deep track in the wood, a good indication that the blade is not all that square. There isn’t any lateral adjustment on this plane so I can’t sneak by with a iron that’s not as square as it good be. It was square after grinding but I must have let it get away during sharpening. Shame on me.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 09:45 PM

This is what you’re aiming for Chuck. It isn’t mine unfortunately. This was a great example that came up on ebay some time ago. I kept the photo as a reference just in case I’m ever lucky enough to find one to restore.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 09:46 PM

Don: I did scrub all of the parts in hot soapy water before adding them to the Evaporust. I even hit a few spots lightly with a wire brush. I then stained it and put it back in the jug.

c

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 09:49 PM

Brit” That one is different than mine. I’m not going to imply anything because I know nothing of vintage planes. I can tell you that the blade adjuster and the cap iron knob is different than mine.

I plan on leaving as much of the natural patina that I can. I will polish the sole and the sides though. But the rest is left to Mother Nature.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#10 posted 10-29-2011 09:51 PM

Yeah I can see that now. You did a great job. Enjoy it.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 09:55 PM

Ouch! I just look on crap bay and they have a STANLEY NO.62 THROAT ADJUSTMENT ECCENTRIC PLATE listed for $65 + 5 something for shipping. Wow.

Oh much is the entire plane worth, anyone know?

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#12 posted 10-30-2011 12:08 AM

I’d say when you’ve got it cleaned up and polished, about $200+/-

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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