|Project by liljimy7||posted 07-27-2015 02:51 PM||2819 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Appreciate the favorable comments, cause I was somewhat skeptical myself about trying out nickel plating 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 J springs in the chuck), simply sent parts out to professional nickel plater along with some other items, in order to meet their minimum order (batch cost around $100+) Was very well please with the results…. Use Ren wax that doesn’t wellow, nor leave finger prints on parts. Just haven’t gotten around to re-japanning painting yet!
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 (project posted), #5 Miller Falls eggbeater (now posted), Disson saw (work in progress), etc., etc….
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