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Forum topic by Gatorjim posted 02-17-2013 01:23 AM 1392 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2013 01:23 AM

There in rough shape and in need of some TLC.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 01:29 AM

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 01:40 AM

Rabbet and jointer planes appear complete. Block plane is
junk though you could keep/sell the brass parts.

Total score though.

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 04:49 AM

I’m no tool restorer, but I’ve seen some amazing bring-backs here on Lumberjocks.
Good luck.
Hope to see a few photos when your done cleaning them up.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 01:37 PM

I wouldn’t bother with the block plane, but the others could be fine users.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 02:22 PM

Try electrolysis to clean them up.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 05:40 AM

I concur with A1Jim get some Evaporust and fill up a bucket put the tools in the bucket and come back in a couple of days. You will be amazed at what that stuff will do to those rusty old tools. I just got some recently and i put some very old brad point bits in the stuff that were pretty rusted from sitting in their box since 1950 something. I forgot about them and checked them tonight and was absolutely floored how well they came out from just sitting in the solution for several days. I mean they literally look like new again with only one or two small spots where there was still some sign that there was rust on them before. Perfectly usable as is and still sharp. Crazy good stuff that Evaporust buy some you won’t regret it one bit.

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 05:51 AM

What is the rust remover that turns things black? Not Evaporust, eh?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 12:26 AM

some nice finds there!

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 12:47 AM

they look like some nice treasures enjoy them

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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