Category Archives: Restoration

Glueing broken plane tote

One of the wooden planes in my recent eBay purchase was broken in transit, with a clean break in the tote: As with last time I glued a tote I’ve used weatherproof glue so I don’t need to worry about … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 4

I’ve finished derusting my metal bodied planes for now, so while the blades and chip breakers from my wooden bodied planes were soaking in the derusting fluid I reassembled the metal ones.

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Derusting planes – Part 3

It’s been a while since I last posted on this subject and I’ve now built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe that is good for dipping longer planes. I managed to separate the blade and chip breaker a while … Continue reading

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Further adventures in derusting

Following on from my previous post. You may have noticed some other bits amongst the plane and axe parts in the photo below: These are part of my Stanley 905 breast drill, which I’ve been meaning to clean up for … Continue reading

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Adventures in derusting

Yesterday I built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe. It works well for longer tools, like the tin snips I bought at a car boot sale in April

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Aggravated plastic butchery

I’ve been wanting a way of derusting long tools and plane bodies for a while. I couldn’t find a suitable trough, but I read somewhere about using plastic pipe, blocked at one end. Today I went to a local builders … Continue reading

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Heeere’s Johnny!

(Apologies for the gratuitous movie quote 🙂 ) When I tidied out the shed last year I found some long handled shears and an axe which presumably belonged to the previous owner. I’d just got my Tormek, so I figured … Continue reading

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