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Forum topic by mickeyw posted 09-21-2010 02:28 PM 2364 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mickeyw

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09-21-2010 02:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing

My first post here. My late father-in-law gave me a nine and a quarter inch Dunlap plane several years ago. It has many years of dirt and gunk on it. The sole needs some work, and of course needs sharpening. What is the best method and material for cleaning the metal parts, and also the knob and handle?

-- Mickey W Atlanta, GA Metro


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 03:12 PM

you can read what I used and did to restore an old broken, rusty , gunky #6 stanley here:
http://lumberjocks.com/PurpLev/blog/10604

It’s easy, safe, no harmful chemicals involved, and yeilded fantastic results, I’ve been using this hand plane ever since and it’s a beast.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 03:45 PM

Thanks for the info PurpLev. I’ll look into the Evapo-Rust. From searching the net I find that my plane is probably a 3DBB smoothing plane with a 9.25 inch sole, similar to a Stanley #3. It is a Sears product, but since Papaw had it for years and used it, it will be a pleasure to get in back in shape and try it out.

-- Mickey W Atlanta, GA Metro

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 03:51 PM

as long as it’s hefty and made of good metal, it should perform beautifully. looking forward to seeing what you’ve got.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 09-22-2010 01:59 AM

I agree with Purplev. The brand name doesn’t matter if it works for you. Mickey, like you, I received a Dunlop plane after my father in law passed away. It’s a #5. It will never be a collector, but I think of him every time I use it. It works well and gives me joy, what more can I ask for!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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