|Forum topic by Dr_T||posted 07-11-2014 07:19 PM||788 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-11-2014 07:19 PM
So even if I don’t do anything else with them, they are still neat to keep and inspect. I was wondering if I might be able to restore them to a bit more functional state without damaging them. This is where all of you come in. I don’t have any experience restoring tools, but I know many of the people on this site do. I’m not necessarily looking to make these into functioning tools, but a general clean up and preservation would be nice.
The first two are wooden body hand planes. Both look to be in about the same condition, the irons are very rusted and the plane bodies are dirty and dry. To say they have patina would be overly nice in my opinion.
The next tool I took just because I had never seen anything quite like it before. If any of you can tell me what it would be used for that would be great. The triangular head spins freely about a shaft.
The last one appears to be a marking gauge or thicknessing gauge of some sort. I grabbed it mainly because of the manufacturing inscription. In case you can’t read it on the picture it is from “The Bacon Equipment Co. The best equipped job shop in south Georgia. Albany, GA”
I don’t know that all of these tools are quite as old as the handplanes. The marking or thicknessing gauge in particular is made of aluminum, which might have been unusual for 1860’s so that one may be a little later than the others.
Any advice on where to start or places to look for information would be appreciated!