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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 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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Fixing my hand pillar drill – Part 2

Following on from Part 1. I needed three small compression springs to replace the missing ones from the chuck. The holes in the chuck jaws are just over 4mm in diameter, but I wasn’t sure how long or springy the … Continue reading

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Fixing my hand pillar drill – Part 1

I bought a hand powered pillar drill at a car boot sale for £4 earlier today. The chuck was stuck fully closed and I couldn’t figure out how (or indeed if) the advance mechanism worked, but I figured it would … Continue reading

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Tidying up my Sorby Marking Gauge

I had some minor surgery on Friday so I’ve not been up to much this weekend, other than thinking about various projects and tidying up a Sorby marking gauge I bought a while ago from a local bric-a-brac shop. Today … Continue reading

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