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Forum topic by Don W posted 03-11-2012 11:38 PM 160517 views 60 times favorited 6501 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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03-11-2012 11:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool restoration planes restore

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and after shots. Rules are simple, you must have done the work, and there must be a before and after shot. Any tool restoration welcome. Hopefully you will post often.

I’ll start wit my latest.

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Sargent 5206

Ohio Tools #7
First metal from the right

And the Stanley #S4, second from the left.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.


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#1 posted 03-11-2012 11:41 PM

Wow what a difference ,nice work.

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 11:42 PM

As always Don your restoration are pristine!! well done!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 11:45 PM

Great job and idea Don, I think there should be a dedicated spot to have tool rehabs. Power or hand, I enjoy looking at them and seeing all the possibilities. I know others do as well. The S4 is just awesome. A real looker!

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 11:59 PM

As I posted earlier, you’ve raised the bar yet again. What a great idea of before and after restorations.
I follow the “saw” and “plane” forums, but some LJs restore other tools. We could be considered Tool Conservators.
That’d be TCs for short. Thanks for the motivatioin to learn how to post photos.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 12:21 AM

Great Idea Don. I have to get a project or two out of the way But I have a pile that needs attention. Here are a couple I have done in the last few months.

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 01:38 AM

Not done yet….but here is my work in progress of a Hand Brace….

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 01:38 AM

Here’s a couple of my 1956 Delta bandsaw. (tried to get the “before” picture to show first, that didn’t work out!)

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 02:38 AM

Dave, did you re-plate that 71?

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 02:56 AM

I shot it with a can of silver paint. So much of the plating was gone. I cleaned it thoroughly and wiped it down with acetone. It was so bad I painted the base as well then after it dried I removed that with 600 grit. It was an eBay find for $19.00. I did a blog, there are a few more pictures.
Dak that brace is very nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 03-12-2012 03:34 AM

Great idea Don. Fine work as always.

Wonderful restorations guys.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 03-12-2012 04:54 PM

Stanley #22 wood bottom plane


This is one of my favorite restorations that I have done. I don’t think many guys would have even tried to save this one and thats why I did it. I wanted the challenge of somehow bringing this one back to life. The iron took the most time as the back had very heavy pitting. I spent a few hours lapping the back to a fine polish.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#12 posted 03-12-2012 04:57 PM

Watched for life! I’ve always wanted someone to start a thread like this. I’m glad the King of restores started it. I’m in my comfortable chair, ready for the gloat.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 03-12-2012 05:00 PM

Nice one, Dan. You really exceeded on that iron!

In the spirit of transitional smoothers, here’s my Stanley 35 restore:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 03-12-2012 05:01 PM

Bertha, I love that 45, did you do anything to the finish in terms of paint or chrome?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#15 posted 03-12-2012 06:42 PM

Thanks Brandon! I just sequentially buffed, polished, and waxed it. Rejointed the fence. That’s it. It’s been many years now and not a speck of rust (knock on wood). That was in my “gunmetal” phase, lol. I used to bring everything down to the bare metal and leave it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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