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Handplanes #1: Rust Removal & Rust Prevention

173 days ago by OSU55 | 3 comments »

A lot of folks use electrolysis for rust removal, which works great and if you are going to do a lot of rust removal, I recommend it. I don’t do a lot of it, and find Evapo-Rust works spectacularly to clean up even pitted parts. The product is reusable, so a gallon jug lasts quite a while. I have some different sized plastic containers depending on the size of parts, and completely submerge the parts. I cover the container to limit evaporation (Saran Wrap works great if you don’t have a lid)....

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #3: Final cleaning and japanning

366 days ago by MrFid | 5 comments »

Well hello again! This is part 3 in my jointer plane restoration. When we last spoke, I had done the electrolysis process on the body and frog, as well as the smaller parts such as the cap lever, iron, and chip breaker. I also need to mention that the frog that came with the plane was broken off so as not to include the top part or the lateral adjusting lever. Ebay came through with a new one. If I may plug one of my favorite sellers, NHPlaneParts is the man. Granted I am in MA, so th...

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #2: Disassembly and electrolysis

369 days ago by MrFid | 7 comments »

So after a quick spritz with some PB (one of my personal favorites), the plane came right apart. My wife’s only complaint with PB is the smell, so I do it outside rather than in the basement. On the downside, I don’t hallucinate anymore from the fumes. Here are some pictures of individual pieces: You’ll note that the newspaper underneath is a high school newspaper. It’s because I am a high school teacher, and I don’t subscribe to any lo...

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #1: Patient Intake

370 days ago by MrFid | 8 comments »

First blog entry on LJs. I have restored two other planes before this one (both Bailey No. 5s… one for use as a jack, one for use as a scrub), but this one will definitely be the best documented. Here goes. FYI I am done with this restoration and will be adding entries in chronological order as time permits. Truthfully, I’ll try to sneak in an entry between entertaining my 7-month-old. While browsing the Craiger, I came across a sale for a bunch of stuff (none of which I ne...

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Yet another Handplane Restoration blog #3: number 6 almost done...

795 days ago by John | 5 comments »

I have not been good about taking interim pics, here’s the number 6 after electrolysis and a lot of cleaning… she is one good looking plane! since most of the japaning was lost to time, scrubbing and electrolysis, i’m going to eventually sandblast and refinish for now the sole needs to be lapped, the sides brought to 90 degrees, and I’ve got a veritas blade and chip breaker on order (I almost went with the IBC/Crosman but for the 50% premium over lee valley...

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

803 days ago by John | 3 comments »

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

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Can Do Series #3: How To Remove Rust Using Electrolysis

844 days ago by JordsWoodShop | 5 comments »

In this how to video, I show you how you can use electrolysis to restore your forgotten, old, rusty hand tools.

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refurbishing old tools #13: Electrolysis is my method of choice for rust removal, what is yours?

934 days ago by Dave | 57 comments »

Electrolysis has become my favorite way to clean an old tool. It is a chemical method but is one of the cleanest and greenest ways to do it. First I clean the dirt and debris off of the project. Then take a roto tool with a brush and loosen paint, grease and large rust deposits. I believe this method leaves as much of the original metal as possible. There are some fine articles on the subject. WWGOA , americanwoodworker , and a ton of or lj’s have posted on the subject, here is just one...

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Hand Plane Restoration #2: Computer PSU for Electrolysis Rust Removal

1040 days ago by Sarit | 2 comments »

I added another entry to my blog describing the build here: http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/garage-sale-handplanes-2-psu-mod-for.html

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Garage Sale Find

1053 days ago by Sarit | 9 comments »

I’ll be documenting my restoration on my blog also. I got these on my last outing. I had just about given up hope when I saw one more yard sale sign on my way home. I managed to negotiate them down to $60. Its a Stanley #7C and #5C. The tote is broken on the 5, and the lip on the 7 also looks broken off. I’ll do a blog on restoring these once I can get some of my other projects squared away. I don’t think these are the kind that should be kept in its original rusty con...

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