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Show the restoration before and after.

by Don W
posted 03-11-2012 11:38 PM


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#1 posted 03-11-2012 11:41 PM

Wow what a difference ,nice work.

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 11:42 PM

As always Don your restoration are pristine!! well done!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 11:45 PM

Great job and idea Don, I think there should be a dedicated spot to have tool rehabs. Power or hand, I enjoy looking at them and seeing all the possibilities. I know others do as well. The S4 is just awesome. A real looker!

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 11:59 PM

As I posted earlier, you’ve raised the bar yet again. What a great idea of before and after restorations.
I follow the “saw” and “plane” forums, but some LJs restore other tools. We could be considered Tool Conservators.
That’d be TCs for short. Thanks for the motivatioin to learn how to post photos.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 12:21 AM

Great Idea Don. I have to get a project or two out of the way But I have a pile that needs attention. Here are a couple I have done in the last few months.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 01:38 AM

Not done yet….but here is my work in progress of a Hand Brace….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 01:38 AM

Here’s a couple of my 1956 Delta bandsaw. (tried to get the “before” picture to show first, that didn’t work out!)

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 02:38 AM

Dave, did you re-plate that 71?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 02:56 AM

I shot it with a can of silver paint. So much of the plating was gone. I cleaned it thoroughly and wiped it down with acetone. It was so bad I painted the base as well then after it dried I removed that with 600 grit. It was an eBay find for $19.00. I did a blog, there are a few more pictures.
Dak that brace is very nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 03-12-2012 03:34 AM

Great idea Don. Fine work as always.

Wonderful restorations guys.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 03-12-2012 04:54 PM

Stanley #22 wood bottom plane


This is one of my favorite restorations that I have done. I don’t think many guys would have even tried to save this one and thats why I did it. I wanted the challenge of somehow bringing this one back to life. The iron took the most time as the back had very heavy pitting. I spent a few hours lapping the back to a fine polish.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#12 posted 03-12-2012 04:57 PM

Watched for life! I’ve always wanted someone to start a thread like this. I’m glad the King of restores started it. I’m in my comfortable chair, ready for the gloat.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 03-12-2012 05:00 PM

Nice one, Dan. You really exceeded on that iron!

In the spirit of transitional smoothers, here’s my Stanley 35 restore:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 03-12-2012 05:01 PM

Bertha, I love that 45, did you do anything to the finish in terms of paint or chrome?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#15 posted 03-12-2012 06:42 PM

Thanks Brandon! I just sequentially buffed, polished, and waxed it. Rejointed the fence. That’s it. It’s been many years now and not a speck of rust (knock on wood). That was in my “gunmetal” phase, lol. I used to bring everything down to the bare metal and leave it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#16 posted 03-12-2012 07:13 PM

Unfortunately, the vast majority of the literally hundreds of restos I’ve done are undocumented. But I did find this one. The amazing thing was how much original paint was hiding under that rust. The electrolysis even freed up the frozen threaded left hand wheel. (that’s all it’s original paint by the way)

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#17 posted 03-12-2012 07:19 PM

OK, here is one of my little projects

Before ( after spending a whopping $25 to get it home)

and Mister bailey, afterwards. Another little project just completed:

Rust Hunter:

After: Handyman #4 (@ $8)

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#18 posted 03-12-2012 07:20 PM

Here is my #7 that I restored over a year ago…


I left the tote alone for a while but I did end up replacing.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#19 posted 03-12-2012 07:22 PM

I can’t believe you replaced the knob, Dan! ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#20 posted 03-12-2012 07:22 PM

Stanley #30 Transitional

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#21 posted 03-12-2012 07:39 PM

Brandon, I still have the knob that was on the plane, if you want I can send it to you free of charge. Maybe you will want to throw it on one of your nice planes. :)

Don- What kind of finish did you use on that #30? That base turned out pretty dark, you didn’t stain it did you?

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#22 posted 03-12-2012 07:41 PM

haha, Dan, you called my bluff. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#23 posted 03-12-2012 07:42 PM

DocBailey, I don’t know what it is, but I want one! Some kind of a miter frame machine? I’m also shocked at how much paint was under the crud. Really came out nice. That transitional’s gleaming, Don. My guess it that it’s just BLO. Either that or beeswax/turpentine. We’ll see if I’m right, Dan.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#24 posted 03-12-2012 07:47 PM

Al, you’re the lucky winner. Since Brandon don’t want it you get Dan’s #7 knob. (wrote that without the #7 first, it just didn’t sound right)

Dan, its Just BLO. I’m not sure why its so dark, It almost looks like it was around a lot of oil in a previous life.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#25 posted 03-12-2012 08:18 PM

Al – you sound just like me
When it comes to hand tools, if I don’t have one, I want one!
That is a Stanley 100 Mitre machine. It was made for years by Marsh, before they were bought up by Stanley.
I’ve included a page from a 1953 Stanley catalog – though mine (judging from the paint) is from the 1960s.
Though the description fails to mention it, the table swivels in the horizontal and vertical axis and can be locked, so that the joint can be fastened after cutting. It’s really a one-trick-pony; a mitre box that can cut only 45 degree miters. BTW- I also have the proper saw.

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#26 posted 03-12-2012 08:22 PM

Ahhhh!!!! Now I REALLY want one:) I was confused by the “post” but I get it now. That’s one really nice machine.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#27 posted 03-13-2012 01:11 AM

Stanley #40

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#28 posted 03-13-2012 01:52 AM

Don, is that a 40 or 40 1/2. I can’t tell by just looking at them.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#29 posted 03-13-2012 02:45 AM

This is a 1955 Powermatic 90 I recently restored. It is #68 ever built.


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#30 posted 03-13-2012 02:55 AM

Great work guys. That Powermatic is simply beautiful. Well done.

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#31 posted 03-13-2012 02:57 AM

That lathe looks like a hot rod.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#32 posted 03-13-2012 04:15 AM

That powermatic almost made my eyes pop out of their sockets. Great job!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#33 posted 03-13-2012 04:58 AM

Not quite done, but we are getting there category:

10” “miter saw” ($1.21) and about halfway through the restoration

Give me another week, or so, and we’ll be done.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#34 posted 03-13-2012 01:51 PM

Disston D8


I spent a good amount of time on the handle. I sanded it all by hand and finished with a mix of BLO and Bullseye Shellac w/Amber tint.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#35 posted 03-13-2012 01:56 PM

Dan, I love that D8 with the thumb hole. I have started going through saw piles in antiques stores to find one.

Here is my D8.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#36 posted 03-13-2012 01:56 PM

Dan that D8 is always a pleasure to see! Such a beautiful saw!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#37 posted 03-13-2012 01:58 PM

Nice on too, Don. Just curious if anyone uses an ROS on their saw plates to clean them up? I’ve done it to one saw and it worked pretty well with a medium to high grit. I didn’t even destroy the etching!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#38 posted 03-13-2012 02:01 PM

Dan, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is something about the D-8 handle. Beautiful.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#39 posted 03-13-2012 02:02 PM

I use the ROS once in a while on saw plates. I’ve got grit up to 320.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#40 posted 03-13-2012 02:10 PM

Here is a small square I restored. I had a lot of fun doing this one.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#41 posted 03-13-2012 02:27 PM

Thanks guys. I really spent a lot of time on that handle so its rewarding to get complements on it.

I have used my ROS on a saw plate before and it does work but I think a sanding block with low grit paper works just as fast. The problem I had with the ROS was it made a mess by filling the air with rust and metal dust. I usually just take a block of wood and attach some 120 grit paper and sand it by hand. It usually does not take all that long to get the rust off.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#42 posted 03-13-2012 09:54 PM

Just a “Before” photo for right now…

Something missing here? Need to find out how much I have to add on. All the sawnuts can be removed. The one holding the Medallion just sits &spins, will NOT loosen up. I’ll soak it awhile and try later…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#43 posted 03-13-2012 11:06 PM


The blog is here.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#44 posted 03-14-2012 02:06 AM

I’ve done a lot of this sort of work but unfortunately I was always in too big a hurry to get started to spend time getting before pictures.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#45 posted 03-14-2012 02:26 AM

Millers falls #18

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#46 posted 03-14-2012 11:00 AM

Don W – What finish do you use on the totes and knobs?

-- -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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#47 posted 03-14-2012 11:10 AM

Sam, I think the MF’s might be shellac. (I’m pretty sure)

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#48 posted 03-14-2012 11:46 AM

Here a different kind of restoration fot you guys, its a tool. Its a Boker 386 it doesnt shave wood,
but it will shave your face to perfection!!



-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#49 posted 03-14-2012 12:13 PM

Whoa! That Boker is really nice. I think my favorite iron, W. Butcher, used to be famous for straight razors, as well.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#50 posted 03-14-2012 12:21 PM

Yes Wade & Butcher are realy nice as well, i got 3 of them in different sizes!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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