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Jeff2016

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04-23-2017 02:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing hand plane vintage tool

I am very pleased with the end result, although it still needs final set up and a good lapping. About 40% of the japaning was missing and had some pitting so I chose to give it a different look and went with 5 coats Rustoleum hammered green farm implement paint.

The tote and knob had so much spilled paint I had no choice but to remove their original finish in order to clean them up. I refinished with 3 coats of danish oil and a top 3 coats of spray lacquer.
After a week of sitting idle waiting for the paint to cure, I think it is finally ready to move to its new home in the shop.

Rust removal was done with an electrolysis tank. It was my first time using electrolysis and after seeing the results it is now the only way I will go.

Thanks for looking, comments or suggestions for next time are most welcome.

Next on my list is a 1953 Stanley Victor #5. It will go into the tank tomorrow.

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!


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#1 posted 04-23-2017 02:40 PM

Looks great! Rustoleum makes some great paints, but sometimes you have to be choosy. I found their high heat paints to be crap, however the best I have found thus far is their Ultra 2X semi-gloss. It covers better and thicker. It also seems to be more resistant to nicks and scratches.

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 03:30 PM

Thanks for the tip. I actually debated the painters touch, but have never used it. I’ve used their implement paints at work and they seem to hold up well when left to cure properly. Anything that can survive the abuse of a campground maintenance shop should have no issues in my personal shop!
I agree with your observation of their high heat paint, I used it for my BBQ grill, and was very disappointed.

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

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#3 posted 04-23-2017 04:21 PM

I still need to re-strip one of #418 planes that I refurbed. The entire japanning is chipping all over it, and this was one that I was setting aside as a collector piece only. In other words, I had not even used it! I had thought that since the plane base/sole is made of cast iron, as is my BBQ grill, that that would have been the answer. But it wasn’t… 8-(

Let us know how the Rustoleum “Hammered” paint holds up over time.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 06:00 PM



I still need to re-strip one of #418 planes that I refurbed. The entire japanning is chipping all over it, and this was one that I was setting aside as a collector piece only. In other words, I had not even used it! I had thought that since the plane base/sole is made of cast iron, as is my BBQ grill, that that would have been the answer. But it wasn t… 8-(

Let us know how the Rustoleum “Hammered” paint holds up over time.

- HorizontalMike


That’s a bad way to find out a paint is junk.
One other big factor in choosing the hammered was to help distort the lines of missing japaning. It does help take the eyes off it.
I have used hammered black on yard implements at work already and have been pleased the paint stayed. so my fingers are crossed!

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

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