Refurbishing Tools

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Blog series by rodman40 updated 03-14-2013 09:12 PM 4 parts 15805 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: Stanley Plane

04-17-2012 01:28 PM by rodman40 | 3 comments »

This here is my first attempt at tool refurbishing, this Stanley Plane belonged to my Father-in-law Bob who was a general contractor in Miami,Florida after WW 2, in which he was a Seabee. I have no clue how to use it so I’ll just hang on a wall for the present, wish I had asked Bob about it before he passed away. My brother-in-law in Miami inherited a majority of Bob’s tools, I wonder what he did with them? Will have to call him and ...

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Part 2: Rust remover for rusty tools.

04-20-2012 06:46 PM by rodman40 | 6 comments »

Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack ...

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Part 3: Hand saw sharpening jig.

04-20-2012 08:29 PM by rodman40 | 8 comments »

I’m UGLY now but wait till you see me later, this old man works over-time on ugly, you hear me !!!!! I wonder if my pal Crusty would like it this rusty, Ha ! This is job for STEROSOL MAN, yea ! RUST ! Rough looking isn’t it ? Never give up ! never never on rust that is. Resuts of wearing out 4 chisels and 1 and half hammers laters, dang that rust! BLO coated Alot of sanding later and poly-u -Poly-u can turn ugly into Coated with BLO Coat o...

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Part 4: My roubo rust remover electrolysis tank

03-14-2013 09:12 PM by rodman40 | 10 comments »

After trying different ways of rust removing from saws and wood planes, I decided try the electrolysis method, since some of the saws were to long for the tank I had for the rust removing process I said what the heck change could be good and so I started rounding up the materials to work with. I went to a local PVC pipe dealer and the 3 foot by 6 inch pipe and a end cap for about 24.00 dollars, one electro rod for about 6.95, got some Arm and Hammer Wash Soap, then wham bam I put it together....

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