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Hand Plane Renewal #1: In the beginning

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Blog entry by phiflint posted 08-09-2012 04:40 AM 1121 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m sure this series has been posted a hundred times before but I’m going for 101.

I saw a listing for some old tools on Craigslist last Friday night. The ad said they had to be sold Saturday, so I got up early & picked up 4 Stanley Bailey Planes & a Disston Hand Saw for $45 (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40346).

Three of the four planes were in pretty good shape. The last one was a little rusty. The saw looked really rough. I decided to start with the rusty plane. It’s a Stanley Bailey #4. I believe it’s a Type 14 (not 100% sure on that). If anyone can help confirm, it would be appreciated

Below are some of the pictures of the plane broken down.

I’ve been reading up on Evaporust & it looked like the way to go for all the metal parts. However, I’ve never used it so I thought I’d try it on another old block plane I picked up somewhere along the way. These pictures were taken about 15 minutes after putting the parts in. I think I’m going to let them sit overnight & check them out in the morning.

And so it begins…..



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thedude50

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 05:53 AM

One small piece of advise and i will but out. I have been told not to partially submerge things in evaporust that it will etch the metal if you do. So try to put the parts in fully submerged and you can avoid the etching problem. I hope this helps you.

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 10:26 AM

Dude’s got that right, evaporust will leave a line at the “high water mark” of whatever you’re de rusting and it’s a bear to get rid of !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 12:20 PM

Looking forward to future installments!

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SamuelP

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 02:01 PM

Do not sand off that decal.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 03:33 PM

+1 for the “high water mark”...it creates an etched line that is a nightmare to remove!

-- Jason K

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#6 posted 08-09-2012 04:14 PM

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phiflint

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 11:01 PM

Thanks for all of the advice, especially on the Evaporust. I had not heard that before.

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 08-09-2012 11:07 PM

That is quite the score, great price, the tote with the sticker still on it may be worth close to that alone at auction. Very nice, you got a steal.

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A10GAC

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#9 posted 08-10-2012 01:48 PM

Gallon zip-loc style freezer bags work great for conserving Evaporust and avoiding the high water mark issue. Put the parts in, pour in some Evaporust, squeeze out the air, and zip it shut. The lack of air space and general clingyness of the plastic tends to keep everything in contact with the solution. If you happen to think about it, go ahead flip the bag every few hours. Kind of like marinating a steak.

As a precaution, I usually put the bagged parts in a plastic container just in case the bag leaks.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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