|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 02-05-2012 08:01 PM||868 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-05-2012 08:01 PM
An old Stanley Liberty Bell #129. Needed an “up-grade” of sorts. It had a plastic tote screwed on the rear. Yuck! A few years of dirt, grime, and dust stuck in every corner. Someone had spray a silver paint on some of the metal parts, rust prevention maybe? So, I took everything apart, and started to clean things up/out.
A “naked body”
the rust brigade
and an UGLY tote. First up, some Simple Green in a soak bath, with a brass brush scrubber. Next, a shot from a rattle can of black enamel, to spruce things up a mite: adjustor
Liberty Bell cap ( and an old wrench, also being re-habbed). Sharpened up the iron, and put things back toegther. A friend had sent me a tote from a Stanley #5. I re-used that long screw, just clipped off the end to make it fit. Sat things out for a sun tan:
and then took it out for a test drive on some Oak:
Should be about ready for the next 120 years, right?
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