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Don W

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767 days ago

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.

Blog is here

Sargent 5206

Ohio Tools #7
First metal from the right

And the Stanley #S4, second from the left.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 767 days ago

Wow what a difference ,nice work.

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CharlesAuguste

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#2 posted 767 days ago

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 767 days ago

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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ksSlim

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#4 posted 767 days ago

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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Dave

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#5 posted 767 days ago

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.

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

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dakremer

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#6 posted 767 days ago

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

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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willie

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#7 posted 767 days ago

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

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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lysdexic

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#8 posted 767 days ago

Dave, did you re-plate that 71?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Dave

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#9 posted 767 days ago

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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AnthonyReed

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#10 posted 767 days ago

Great idea Don. Fine work as always.

Wonderful restorations guys.

-- ~Tony

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Dan

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#11 posted 767 days ago

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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Bertha

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#12 posted 767 days ago

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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Brandon

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#13 posted 767 days ago

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 767 days ago

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 766 days ago

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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