I had three planes, mainly from two rust hunts. A Dunlap, with red handles
That i decided to strip the red off of.
Two others were in need of the “Works” handles stripped, one tote repaired, irons sharpened back up. All manner of rust removed. Ok, “Velcommen to Mein Dungeon”
This little machine does a lot of removal work, weather it is rust on a plane’s side
Rust on an iron
Stripping a finish off a knob
Note that ugly brush laying there? That takes off the finish on the rear handles, aka Totes. Set up the sharping station
I had a second use for the belt sander. I went from this
To a bit cleaner look, like this
This is the base for the Worth #4. I already had sanded the bottom of the Hibbards True Value #3. The sander had another duty to do.
I set the angle for each iron, and sanded away. Remove the sander from the vise, install the first of two oil stones. Flip to use the finer grits and on to the next stone’s two sides. Starting to look better. Made a sanding block to fit in the vise. It was to hold some 1000 grit wet&dry paper. A spritz of 3in1 oil, and do the irons. Time to assemble the three planes.
I know why people hate these pressed steel frogs, er, Toads. The two bolts are a ROYAL PITA to put back in place. lost one bolt into the sawdust on the floor. I had a “spare” though, and the toad was tightened down. Set up a test track
Some nasty looking Oak/Ash. Tried the face side first
Then I tried the edge grain with the Hibbards True Value #3
Note the repaired tote. Wheel to adjust the depth is solid steel, not brass. Handles have one coat of BLO.
This is the Dunlap #3, sans red paint on the handles. Haven’t decided to re-paint them, or just add a coat of BLO?
A Millers Falls #8. With the thick varnish removed from the handles. Almost ready for the BLO on them. The Worth #4 and the Hibbards True Value planes were a “package deal” for $25. The Dunlap#3 was about $8 + tax. The M-F #8 was about $22.00 + S&H. Other than adding a finish to a few handles, I think I am done.
They don’t look too hatefull???
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use