Amateur Restoration on Grandpa's Hand Tools

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Forum topic by Culbertson posted 427 days ago 732 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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427 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: planer blade plane shaping hand tools restoration

Hello everyone!

So the story is I found some of my grandfather’s old hand tools which had been sitting in a old garage for over 28 years! I took them apart, soaked the screws, blades and metal parts in white vinegar and scrubbed and scrubbed. After cleaning those and cleaning up the wood I put a coat of boiled linseed oil on everything and presto! They shined! Take a look at before and after pic.s and let me know what you think!



And After:

-- Tracy, Bedford Co. Virginia

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Pete Pedisich

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#1 posted 427 days ago

Wow they look great – nice EA Berg iron there – great stuff.

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Tony Strupulis

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#2 posted 427 days ago

I have a few of my grandpa’s old tools. I never knew him, but I think about him every time I use them. Cherished family memories.

-- Tony -

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#3 posted 424 days ago

I think the iron and chip breaker in the horned smoother actually goes in the #5. That makes the #5 complete and usable.

On the wooden smoothers, the wedge goes on top of the iron. Looks like you have one complete and one may be missing the iron and a wedge? Its hard to tell with the pictures.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 423 days ago

They look great, now you can display them


-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#5 posted 422 days ago

I’m sure your Grandfather is smiling somewhere…

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