Yet another Handplane Restoration blog #2: FINALLY! a use for a buck bros plane... electrolysis on #6

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Blog entry by John posted 05-17-2012 04:24 PM 1825 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Stanley #6 - disassembly Part 2 of Yet another Handplane Restoration blog series Part 3: number 6 almost done... »

and I thought my POS Buck Brothers plane was worthless… NOPE! it’s an awesome anode!

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evaporust was not as wonderful as i’d hoped (probably not enough prep by me); trying electrolysis.

i think i read that this should be done at 6 amps, my choices are 2 (trickle) and 10 (fast) so i’m going with 2. might take longer, but what the heck…

-- John - Central PA -

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Don W

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 04:35 PM

if you’re seeing bubbles its working. I’d try 10.

I’ve posted thi elsewhere as well, so just to beware if it doesn’t work as fast as you think it should. It always took to long so I never really bothered with it. Somewhere threw another conversation I mentioned I had a new battery charger and it didn’t seem to work right for electrolysis. Another LJ suggested putting a battery inline between the charger and the vat. What a difference. I had a dead garden tractor battery so I stuck it inline. In just seconds an old rusty block plane created this reaction.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 08:02 PM

Thanks Don! Still bubbling, cranked it up to 10…

-- John - Central PA -

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 10:56 PM

Ha! If you’re interested I hear Harbor Freight has tons of anode quality merchandise…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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