|Forum topic by diito||posted 225 days ago||464 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
225 days ago
I got a whole box of old wooden body planes, probably 20 on them with various profiles most marked Sandusky tool company. They were being stored in a cardboard box with peanuts and plastic and some water leaked in without being noticed for a little while and now there is some white mold spots on them. Otherwise there seems to have been no damage and besides being old and obviously well used they appear to be in pretty good shape. The blades look like with some sharpening would be fine too. They were going to throw them away but thankfully asked if I was interested in the whole lot for free instead!
Anyways, I’d like to clean them up and maybe even use a few of them. If not use them they’d look nice in my shop. I’m fairly certain that some of the planes are worth something. A quick Ebay search shows several selling for $200, $350, etc. (Also a bunch at $30-50) So I don’t want to ruin them in any way. So:
1. How should I kill this mold and clean it off without damaging the tools, white vinegar, bleach?
I have no experience with antique tools or wooden planes. I’m more of a hybrid woodworker who buys his hand tools new from LV, LN, or some other quality manufacturer.