|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 02-07-2016 05:44 PM||601 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
02-07-2016 05:44 PM
I have no idea what this stain was, on a Stanley #31 I purchased. Seems like drafting ink from a few generations ago. But I just had to have this tool!
The forecast calls for Blizzard conditions, so on this lazy Sunday, I took the old girl apart.
This old banged up wooden base comes out dead-nuts square and straight.
One coat of amber shellac, which has the side benefit of highlighting the original end stamp, and…
One or more coats of poly, as required. This hundred-year-old wood sure drinks up the finish!
The iron fixture will get sanded down ‘til smooth, and I’m still looking for that genuine cordovan paint, which I will either brush on or use my Critter, or airbrush. I dislike painting in the house, especially spray painting. The knob will get the same finish, and I will once again fix a missing horn on the tote. Probably the 50th one I’ve had to fix! Then off to the Worksharp.
Follow along and offer your kind comments! Thanks for looking.
ps The ‘before’ photo is the property of the previous owner.
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