Vintage Tool Restoration - Wood Plane

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Project by liljimy7 posted 07-27-2015 01:52 AM 1523 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nickel plating “all” parts well worth the effort, but left some very small pitting, nicks & scratches to remain truly vintage, realizing not new “original”, however, simply super cleaned & polished. Have not gotten around to re-japanning yet…..

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI

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#1 posted 07-27-2015 02:01 AM

That’s pretty awesome.

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 04:19 AM


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#3 posted 07-27-2015 11:51 AM

Great work on this. I can’t help but wonder how you got those parts all gleaming.

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 12:18 PM

This is so beautiful. Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-27-2015 12:51 PM

How did you do the plating?

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#6 posted 07-27-2015 02:31 PM

Appreciate your favorable comments, cause I was somewhat skeptical myself about trying out this process on vintage tools. After cleaning, steel wool, filing, sanding, minor grinding, spit polishing, (used all the techniques on web), identified each part (including the small rod pin on frog), simply sent parts out to professional nickel plater along with some other items, in order to meet their minimum order (cost around $100+) Was very well please with the results….
Jim (JFS.brand)
ps researched, nickel plating myself, but decided against the idea for environmental reasons, concerns about pre-treatment wash & possible plating peeling over time….. wanting the grandkids to treasure their #4 Stanley plane, #5 Miller Falls eggbeater, Disson saw, etc., etc….

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI

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#7 posted 07-27-2015 02:48 PM

That’s really cool !

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