Stanley 2358 Miter Box Restoration #2: I finally got around to cleaning it up

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Blog entry by CarterR posted 02-23-2015 08:09 PM 2745 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought I would immediately clean this miter box up and apply some paint to keep it from rusting, but I didn’t. I finally did it and the pictures are below. I made a new handle, base and top from some leftover cherry. I removed all the gunk and rust with Jasco rust remover. I then spay painted it with black rustoleum. After that I polished all the bare metal parts with a buffer. I accidentally cleared the black off of the nameplate, you can still see the miter box information, but I did not intentionally remove it. Oh well, maybe I will try to fix it later.


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#1 posted 02-23-2015 09:54 PM

I`m confused!!!
I see the lovely restoration of the mitre saw and think that in my workshop we would be lucky to see it for all the other mess and toys that fill the place.
Where are all your signs of activity mate?? the sawdust everywhere in spite of vacs ago go, spanners, solvents, cables,other tools, bags a rags, half finished projects, mistakes, and paint tins.
Ron in Sunny Hobart

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 10:05 PM


A clean shop is happy shop!


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#3 posted 02-24-2015 03:24 AM

Nice looking mitre box & saw.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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