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Plane Restorations #1: Keen Kutter KK8 restoration

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Blog entry by MikeUT posted 07-29-2016 05:44 PM 423 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife gave me this plane for my birthday last year. Life was pretty crazy last year so it took a lot longer for me to restore it and when I finished it I never posted any photos. The restoration was pretty straightforward for the most part. There was some surface rust but nothing major. Most of the Japanning was got so I decided to repaint it. The only unusual problem was the tote. The tail was broken off and the bottom was a bit beaten up. I decided to make a new tote but the angle was off from the regular Stanley template. I had to pretty much start from scratch.

I’m working on my Keen Kutter collection. I love the logo, the feel, and the extra-think irons. This first photo is a comparison of the iron on the Keen Kutter KK8 and an iron from a Bedrock 608.

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 06:00 PM

Nicely done, looks like a great plane, but you’re missing the action shot!

Congrats on the fine addition.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 07-29-2016 06:38 PM



Nicely done, looks like a great plane, but you re missing the action shot!

Congrats on the fine addition.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Sorry, I don’t have a glamorous action shot but I was using it to flatten some boards last night.

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#3 posted 07-29-2016 06:42 PM

^ That pic certainly checks the box!

And it’s so peculiar that we take pictures of hand tools in use, right?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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