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Hand Planes #4: NY Tool Co Restoration- Just BLO it!

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 04-20-2012 05:06 PM 5899 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: GLOAT!!! Part 4 of Hand Planes series Part 5: NY TOOL CO PLANE- Oilin' her up »

Any comment is appreciated!!!!

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Don W

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 09:49 PM

very good. You’ll get many differences of opinions on the use of BLO. Its a love hate relationship.

Its not a good picture, but you get the idea. I keep a throw-away brush right in the container and soak it down once in a while, then flip it over once in a while, while I’m working in the shop. I typical don’t leave it over night unless the wood is really dry, but I will soak it twice if required. Once you take it out, wipe it down good. Take as much off as you can get off and buff it with a rag otherwise the oil will stay tacky if its to thick.

Small pieces you can soak in a zip lock bag.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 12:39 AM

I read total immersion (i.e small pieces soaked in zip lock bag) won’t do the trick because it won’t “breathe” and draw the oil in. Any problems when you’ve done it?

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Dave

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 03:52 AM

Chuck I let it wick up te grain the same way Don does. Its good to see you are researching before you jump into something you can’t reverse. Never listen to the people at the box stores.

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Don W

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 12:39 PM

to be honest, I don’t typically use the zip lock trick. My wife save all the little trays from things like the deli meats for me. I use them. After I just seal the top and leave the BLO right in them. I do totally submerge smaller pieces and haven’t seen an issue, but its possible there’s always something sticking out the top.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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steliart

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 12:11 AM

thx 4 the info on the oils

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

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 12:51 AM

Hey dave sadly it wasn’t from a typical big box store. It was from a woodworking store. I was in total shock after I found out the correct info, but we are all humans. It got to me though that they just kind of threw an answer out to me without knowing the facts.

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