|Project by BTKS||posted 718 days ago||1018 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I recently obtained several “new to me” antique planes, chisels, backsaw, etc. I just finished restoring the Stanley 103. I thought I would toss some before and after pics up for review. All the shiney metal surfaces were lapped to 1000 grit wet dry, buffed with emery paste, coated by baking in wax, buffing out the cooled wax and recoating with Johnson’s floor wax. The wax is more for protection than looks. It actually dulled the metal finish ever so slightly. You can’t see it in the pic but I could clearly see the camera in the sole of the plane when taking the picture. Oh yea, the black is enamel high temp engine paint, three coats. Funny paint, it has ceramic in it and supposedly takes seven days to fully cure. We’ll see how it holds up. The plane functions wonderfully. I think it will wind up in my shop apron most of the time.
Thanks for looking, comments and suggestions on how to do better on the next one are always welcome. The next one is a Stanley Bailey no. 4. It works well right out of the gate, now to make it look good and hopefully perform even better.
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)