Old Tools New Life #2: From little acorns

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Blog entry by coolerjack posted 08-12-2012 02:41 PM 1158 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Acorn #4 plane.

Here is how it started off -

Striped it down and took some wet & dry paper to it

Here is the lever cap after sanding -

I wasn’t too happy with the finish so I sprayed it with white radiator paint ( all I had to hand )

I used my grinder to tidy up the front edge of the sole – wet & dry to clean the grime from the rest of the sole.

Sanded the knob and tote & put on some danish oil.

Had a little accident with the sole when I cleaned it – it was a burgundy colour but covered in grime – found some oven cleaner in the kitchen cupboard – sprayed it on waited 5 mins cleaned it off and watched the origional paint dissolve and wash away ! This lead to a fresh coat of white paint on the sole.

Buffed up the adjustment screw, sanded the excess paint from the top edge of the sole, reassembled and gave it a bit of a test run – here is the plane now -

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 04:01 PM

Nice I like the white.
you’ll need to keep it clean. :)

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