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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 01-31-2011 04:52 PM 1807 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS series Part 2: some dirty DIY gutterwork »

The introduction

This is going to be a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way .

There are many great site´s with blogs and articles out there about restoring old tools. Most of what I have learned is something I have read about .
Even though I have learned new tips and tricks from every one of them. I have decided to make a blogserie on my journey into the methods of restoring tools. Most of what I will write , you proppebly allready know .

but hopefully I can inspire others to make the same journey and get the same satisfaction
as me when using a well refurbed and tuned tool that gives the tuch of connection to the old craftmen that has owned the tool before you
its nearly as good as having made the tool yourself ...only nearly.. :-)

and I do hope you can pic up a tip or two you havn´t seen before and can use yourself .
from what I have read and seen sofare , there is a hole bunch of different methods of how to do things
and what is the best I surdently don´t know but if I can make some conclusions along
the journey I will do it with coution .

feel free to comment and share advice´s if you feel for it, with me and other newbee´s in the trade of rebubing/restoring tools
we will come around lot of different tools some I don´t nearly know nothing about and there for will ask advice´s along the way , I do hope you will share your knowledge with us since I think there most be others that can benefit from it beside me and as I am allso looking for new tips and tricks.

and as usual feel free to laugh with me when I try to be smart and it don´t go so well
and the labritory (the cave ) looks like a disastre of accidents :-)......don´t say you ain´t warrend …..LOL

and there will be some dirty DIY stuff too , smile and laugh over it but it will proppebly
only be used one or two times :-)

hope I can come up with one or two nerd thing´s along the way … you will be warrend if/when it happen

for those who want to see some of the tools I have to get thrugh in this winther
feel free a look at my bragging toolgloat serie …..ooh yes I´m happy ….
but alot of work ahead ..LOL

have a safe but great day :-)

take care

16 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 05:11 PM

Have my grandfathers wooden planer with a problem on the sole, maybe you’ll teach us how to fix that.
Good luck

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 05:14 PM

There’s something special about giving an old tool new life. Give it a go, and we’ll follow along!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 05:44 PM

Go for it Dennis!
Look forward to see the ‘old tool terminator’ in action.`
You are the disease – I’m the cure… You will work! And no one missing in action.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 05:52 PM

Steliart :
I will try my best since I have a lot of wooden planes in the pile so maybee there is enoff
to get one ready ….LOL (you know there is a learning curve )

Robert : Thank´s :)

Mads :
well some has to have the bad job …LOL
but I realy do preciate you are there to rescue me :-)

take care

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 05:53 PM

Go Dennis. If you need some to practice on ????
I have tried all kinds of methods. Some people call them a little unorthodox, but they do work.
I am always interested in reading about how others do it. Thanks and good luck in this journey.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 06:13 PM

Canadianchips : thank´s
yah surely you have just another copple of thousend planes
in some boxes floding around somewhere …...... LOL
I will try a few of the unorthodox methods my self along the way
and glad to hear we have an expert in them among us :-)
be ready to recieve a bunch of questions …..LOL

take care

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 06:34 PM

Ready and waiting Dennis. ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 01-31-2011 06:56 PM

You will lead the way and I will follow. I’m sure you will get into cleaning rust and corrosion from the metal parts. I would like to learn about how to do this properly. I am looking forward to you series.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 01-31-2011 07:19 PM

Steve :
thank´s just hope you have enoff work and coffee in the mug
under the waitingtime between the laugh …LOL

Ken : I´m not so sure I will lead the way ,mostly it will be follow others when we make experiments
in the labritory ….I will see if I can remember to warn you if it explode in one of the episode´s ….LOL
and yes one try out in the misterie metal vs. rustygithis world we will do to start with in one of the first episodes.

take care

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#10 posted 01-31-2011 09:18 PM

Upon hearing Mads approval, we will start the atta boy count. lol I’m looking forward to your journey in plane restorations. I wish we could all be there to watch, but your shop is to small. So we ill make do with the photo album. Our best wishes are with you. Rand

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#11 posted 01-31-2011 10:46 PM

Rand :
Thank´s but for once I think you will be glad you ain´t near , or at least to start with,
otherweise you will think I´m one big disastre accident maker and nothing ells …..LOL
well I gess it is allowed we can be like a absent-minded nerds now and then :-)

take care

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#12 posted 01-31-2011 10:54 PM

You could not ask for a better winter job. If I thought it would keep you in the shop longer, I would send you our massive 3 inch blizzard. Well the wind got up to almost 4 miles per hour. lol

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#13 posted 01-31-2011 11:05 PM

Go, Dennis, go!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 02-01-2011 01:05 AM

Div :
thank´s hope you will get some big smiles out of it :-)
I´m not sure I can learn you anything ..other than what not to do ….lol

Rand :
bring it over , I´m always ready to have a freindly talk with a blitz even a slow one
if my head calculation is correct ….hmmmm lets see 4 miles is 4×1,64 = 6560 meters per hour =
6560 : 3600 sec. = 1,82 meters per sec. ...hmmm I think I can handle that ….LOL

take care

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 02-01-2011 04:19 AM

I will enjoy following you through this series Dennis! I am sure it will be fun and interesting to read. I am really look forward to what is to come. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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