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Restoring my old Dunlap #4 bench plane

993 days ago by NateX | 20 comments »

I finally took my great grandfathers #4 Dunlap bench plane out back and cleaned it up this afternoon. The original forum post is here First I made sure that I had everything ready and all the protective stuff I would need to safely work with phosphoric acid. I soaked the small parts in a tupper ware and scrubbed stuff in my oil change catch pan. Gotta love a multi-tasker! And of course some tunes on the iPhone. The Krud Kutter Rust Buster really worked quickly, the rust was pretty easy to scrub off. The rust remover leaves a rough etching on the steel’s surface. I was surprised to see just how rough it left all the parts of the tool. Some of the parts that were not rusty ...

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