|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 04-28-2012 06:13 PM||825 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-28-2012 06:13 PM
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