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Marn64

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09-30-2016 10:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

So my stanley 45 that I recently got is almost completely restored, I just need to sharpen both of the spurs. Problem is, they don’t come out when I undo the tiny screw. Are they simply rusted in or is there a special way to get them out? Any suggestions on getting them out if they’re rusted? I was thinking PB blaster.
Thanks,
Benjamin

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 11:25 PM

Simply rusted. Your choice of penetrating oil and some percussive maintenence at the end of a hardwood dowel should free it up in time.

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 11:42 PM



Simply rusted. Your choice of penetrating oil and some percussive maintenence at the end of a hardwood dowel should free it up in time.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


This is going to sound like a stupid question, but what side should I tap on? the side opposite of the screw or the top of it?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#3 posted 10-01-2016 03:54 AM

I’d actually remove the small screw and apply penetrating oil. From there, it kinda assumes the spur is in the ‘no lobe down’ position. I’d fully support the skate of the plane and do some tapping at the edges of of the spur as much as possible with the hard edge of the dowel attempted to get under and dislodge the spur. And if that was not getting anywhere, straight down on the skate.

DISCLAIMER: I’m not talking whacks that will break a plane. They’re old iron, and deserve our respect. But Taps that try to dislodge the spur.

I’ve also used a sharp divider (a push pin will do) to etch around the spur to dislodge gunk or rust and get more oil in-between the spur and skate.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Tim

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 12:28 PM

What Smitty said and patience and penetrating oil will work eventually by itself. If PB Blaster takes too long for you, try a 50/50 mix of acetone and automatic transmission oil. Good news is if the screw came out, the remaining rust is probably not too serious.

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#5 posted 10-01-2016 01:11 PM

I agree with Tim. If the screw came out, it’s probably not that bad. I’ve also used a precision flat head screwdriver, to get underneath part of the spur to pry it up too.

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 06:28 PM

You could also try a drop or two of evaporust, followed by some oil. I’ve never tried it on anything sized, but it should help if it can work it’s way in there.

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 09:59 PM

I got the spurs out! All I needed to do was to apply some WD40 and pry with an even smaller screwdriver than what I was using! There wasn’t even much rust in there, simply an accumulation of blackish gunk.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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