About 3 weeks ago, I posted pictures of several vintage tools I bought at a garage sale.
I am beginning to get them cleaned and in working order. I started with a Millers Falls #10. It had the most rust of all the planes I bought. You will see a lot of pitting on this. I had wanted to get it looking like new, but sometimes that is just not practical. I am afraid there would have been no metal left. I did however, get it cutting well which is really all that mattered to me anyway. I decided to leave the paint as is. Sometimes I see fantastic restorations and have to hold myself back, since I do use my hand tools. It is OK for vintage tools to look like “vintage tools”. The tote and knob are original, but refinished with Red Mahogany dye stain and lacquer.
Enjoy the tour!