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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 04-28-2012 06:13 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2012 06:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: refurbishing

Went back to a little store this morning, and walked around the Yard/Garage sales going on in the town. Spent $10 on one item. Then went home and worked a couple hours, getting rid of RUSTIES, Bug nests, Dirt, and other foul items nestled in this plane.

forgot to take pictures of the “Before’. They were NASTY. Got things apart ( gently, so as not to break something) and started to wire brush/ spray, scrape, and sand. Finally got the base cleaned up

13-1/2” long. As i went from part to part, i laid them out near the base, so as NOT to lose anything. A brass adjusting wheel:

and the lever cap. Cleaned some bolts next, using a cup shaped wire brush in the drill press.

Although a might messy, a squirt of WD40 into the brush ( THEN turn the drill press on) makes the rust come of much easier. TIP: WEAR OLD CLOTHES DOING THIS

Started on the iron, and chip breaker next. Stamped into the iron: “Worth”

cleaned up the chip breaker as well

Sharpened the iron, painted the frog ( I cleaned it up with the cup-brush) and the base a nice shiny Black

And put it all back together

Ready for work. Not sure WHO made this little jack Plane for the Worth Co. but it’s MINE now. Ten bucks, and about two and a half hours of work. Handles will get a nice coat of finish in about a week, I have a couple sets to do.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 06:20 PM

Another great “low buck” turn around. I love it!

You didn’t paint the frog and seat did you?

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 06:24 PM

Yep, and then cleaned off what was needed to be cleaned off. Keeps the rust bunny at bay.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 07:36 PM

What a shame. A pile of crap turned into a good user plane. What will the historians say?
Plane away my man. Well done.
Now ya gotta finish the tote and knob. Looks like a shellac coat and REAL varnish will work. No poly please.
Wipe on the varnish several times and buff with green rouge (how can that be correct? Green-Red.)
My French sucks.


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#4 posted 04-29-2012 04:59 PM


Took it out for a test drive today. i had a chunk of 1x Barn wood handy, so a quick shot down an edge ( the “face side’ had a few nails in it) a “Before shot”

and the “after” shot

and the “Shavings” shot

Just wait until i really sharpen that iron…...

Not even a hint of a “Chatter” either, nice and smooth, good jack plane….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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