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Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 05-31-2011 10:38 AM 5530 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well today the postsman took me out of bed with an unexpected parcel. Having nothing pending from ebay, I was wondering WTH it was and whom it could come from. At first sight, something a bit heavy, tightly packed in bubblewrap. Okay let’s open that box. And then…

GAH! Mads strikes again!

And now I see why he had told me that I would curse him hahaha :D


This old chap really needs some caring, everything is rusted, even the bolts inside the handles.
No problem, I have a strong scientific background and have practised electrolysis since I was a kid, I can make OR remove rust in a snap (I’ve kept a test tube filled with copper oxyde I made when I was like 12, one of my talismans).

The matter of the fact is that I find old rusted metal absolutely gorgeous. But who could use a rusted plane like this one, seriously? So now I have to decide: keep it as is and use it for display purposes, or give it a new lease on life…

Curse you Mads!!!

And thanks a lot :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!



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Schwieb

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

Thomas, looks like you have your work cut out for you. Something to do between spalting culture checks. Looking forward to seeing it all tuned up. I’d be interested to see your technique for electrolytic rust removal.

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

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Div

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 08:28 PM

Can’t you see the tears coming from her face? She is begging to make some fine shavings once more!

Well done Mads & Thomas!

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

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 08:31 PM

Nothing fancy: dip in a bucket filled with salted water (NaOH works better though and I will probably settle with that), plug it to a variable power supply, set to 2V maximum (electrolysis is more about current flow than voltage), and use an iron mesh for the other electrode. Let it cook and check every 5 hours until it’s clean. I’ll vlog that when I’ll do it this summer.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 09:55 PM

didn´t you say you wanted fungus and now you have plenty of it you curse people ….. LOL

well done Mads :-) now lets se her sing for you Thomas :-)

take care
Dennis

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 11:11 PM

Hehehe dude if you could see the incredible amount of fungi I got these last days… ;)

In fact rust and chlorociboria would fit perfectly together. Imagine that: red against green. Wow.

BTW did Steve send you the blue hat back?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 11:20 PM

no of course not I can still see it hanging on the shopwall in some of his vidio´s :-)
usely just right behind him

Dennis

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 11:21 PM

and yes I know I have to get a new picture …. LOL

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 11:24 PM

Yep, it’s quite out of date ;) Now you tell me, I remember seeing it in one of his latest videos! Any new upcoming projects on your side BTW?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#9 posted 06-01-2011 02:23 AM

Hi Thomas,
I am happy the plane reached you! Or the rust if you will…
Yes she is a rusty baby, but I agree with Div she is screaming for attention but even more to make some sweet shaves again.
I have been looking for a while for a old plane for you, acually ever since you told me you had planned all the wood in your recycle pllet wood table with a crappy block plane. That day in Paris I took the desicion to give you a hand plane.
Then this plane was there and I fell in love, it is your French Stanley plane producer Darex with a old model before also they stopped to make some proper tools, and that was why I thought it was just perfect.
I will give you a second offer, I have another plane in Paris that are fully functional but dont have the charm of this one, you can exchange yours for that it is even sharpened, but I am convinced that if you shape up this old wonderful Darex, then it will be your best friend forever.
(And yes it was great fun to sit in Copenhagen and find you a present on the French E-bay, and then ask to have it delivered on your adress in Paris).
Best thoughts and thank you for the curse,
Mads

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

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 06-01-2011 10:26 AM

Nah, this one will be perfect after some appropriate nursing ;)
Thanks again my friend :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#11 posted 06-01-2011 10:51 AM

Now I smile doubble!
Will I see you in two weeks in Paris?
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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

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Sodabowski

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#12 posted 06-03-2011 10:54 AM

I think so :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#13 posted 06-03-2011 11:53 AM

Will be wonderful.

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

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#14 posted 06-23-2011 04:44 AM

There is a way to get rust off with a battery charger. I think i saw it on you tube.

-- Leonard H.

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Sodabowski

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#15 posted 06-23-2011 02:35 PM

Electrolysis is the name.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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