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ShipWreck

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05-13-2012 10:14 PM

This is the same #6 that I found in a old barn last week. I have worked on it all weekend. The body had severe pitting and really needed grinding instead of the typical sandpaper. Grinding was out of the question due to the depth of the pitting. I almost gave up on this body after a spending all day sanding to get it where the pitting felt smooth to the touch. The frog seats and the bottom of the frog were the worst….. (of all places) The rest of the components were in pretty good shape considering how bad the body was. The tote and front knob cleaned up fairly well with some light sanding. The tote has a crack that runs half way through and I will leave it alone until it is fully cracked. I gave them 2 coats of Danish oil and will put clear top coat over them in a few days. I will post some pics whn this beast is finished…..... Like Stumpy says….....Im cracking a cold beer because I earned it. :)


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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 10:32 PM

Very Nice save.
I do know of an Vet that grindes the sides and bottoms of planes and I have several that he has done. Grinds them to .0015 within flat.

This name is Tom and here is the link to his site

http://www.tablesawtom.com/plane.htm

He is now a retired Tool and Die maker

Arlin

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 10:34 PM

What do you use to hone the bottom and sides?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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ShipWreck

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 10:47 PM

Arlin : Thanks for the link. I have the keys to a machine shop available to me 24 hours a day Its nice to have friends. :)

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ShipWreck

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 12:44 AM

Here is a pic of it assmbled. Still need to clear coat the tote and front knob.

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Don W

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 12:09 PM

super restore. I’m glad to see its back in service. Great save!!

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 12:13 PM

ShipWreck, if the tote’s only cracked, not broken, what about oozing some super glue into
the crack while it’s unmounted, then tightning it down ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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ShipWreck

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 08:11 PM

Glen…... good idea! I’ll do that before I clear coat the tote. Thanks!

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 09:10 PM

I’ve done what Glen described using epoxy and its held. I never tried super glue. I always had an issue with super glue and wood, and I’m not sure why!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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ShipWreck

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 10:42 PM

Russell: I get quite a few granite throw-aways from a local cabinet guy. The end splashes work really well for making a 90 degree honing jig. They are heavy and very flat. Epoxy 2 pieces together at a 90 degree and you are set. I use 3M 77 adhesive and (what ever) grit sandpaper. If you have a local cabinet guy…...ask him for some end splash scraps. Mine is loaned out at the moment, but will post a pic when it gets back.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 05-15-2012 03:42 AM

Nice save!

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