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Blog series by jchomme updated 1649 days ago 3 parts 9258 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Tote Making Process pictorial!

1657 days ago by jchomme | 7 comments »

Here is a pictorial process that I go through to make Stanley sized totes. Any questions are welcome!

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Part 2: Restoring is addictive

1654 days ago by jchomme | 7 comments »

I guess this is kind of a venting process. Ive recently restored a few Bailey’s (#3 and 2-4’s) and its getting addictive. Ive cleaned some and Ive tuned some but putting a fresh coat of paint, polishing the brass, and refurbing the totes and knobs is very rewarding. Ive accumulated more baileys than I need, but when I see one I want to make it shine again(hopefuly better). Amongst other hand plane stuff I am “refurbing” my 4’s. ended up with a union in the ...

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Part 3: painting and progress

1649 days ago by jchomme | 6 comments »

Here are some updated pics of my process. I am doing a bunch now and it is a little pretty labor intensive , but well worth it. Have alot of extra time this weekend, so I decided to do my 5’s as well. Progress is pretty good. Now, time to relaxand let dry! Some notes: -I would have taken pictures of taping and masking, but I couldn’t find my camera charger. Anyways, it is pretty straightfoward; tape everything that wasn’t painted. -Also, I roll up pieces of paper...

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