My 1st attempt at a plane restore baily No.4

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Blog entry by Mike posted 12-06-2011 07:56 PM 1065 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought this plane at a garage sale awhile back for three dollars, sorry i cant find my before pics dont know wher they went. The only problems were the rust the blade edge, and one of the frog screews are missing. This pic were taken after my 1st rust removal attempt using navel jelly, and some wire wheeling with a dremmel tool. I am going to try that Evaporust stuff next and I will update with more pics as soon as I possible

-- But hon I need this tool.......

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#1 posted 12-06-2011 08:00 PM

Looks like you have a quality #4 that is an Excellent buy at $3! Good luck!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 12-06-2011 08:01 PM

It is a start! Hope to see the “after” photos soon. Good luck.

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#3 posted 12-06-2011 11:38 PM

Evapo-rust, Duplicoat semi-gloss engine enamel and a brass wheel make relatively short work of beautifying a user hand plane. The number 4 is my personal fav bench plane. You found a great plane at a fantastic price

-- Regards, Norm

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#4 posted 12-06-2011 11:55 PM

well on your way.

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

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 05:18 AM

Nice score, waiting on the finished pix. +1 on the evaporust and engine enamel. Lap, sharpen and make shavings.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 03:58 AM

Refurbish and breath some life back into that old plane.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 04:05 AM

I too used Evaporust on my last restore. A #7 Bailey Jointer. All I can say about that was WOW!! what a difference! Just throw it in the bucket and let it set over night I was using naval jelly before to and it took forever. I also bought tractor paint from Tractor Supply and it’s some tough stuff. Looks good too.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 04:17 AM

You may want to look a electrolysis it is an easy and great way to do it. It don’t cost much either. All you need is a bucket, baking soda and a 12 volt power supply. David wrote a great blog on the subject. I used it and was very impressed.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 08:11 AM

Thanks everyone bought the evaporust already and as soon as I can I’m going to try it, (ah the joys of retail work at christmas)

-- But hon I need this tool.......

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