Tool Restorations #7: ToolBox Restoration

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Blog entry by BigFoot Products Canada posted 12-02-2012 09:00 AM 4145 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Beaver Power Tool Figurine Part 7 of Tool Restorations series Part 8: Off Topic - Electrolosis »

I recently purchased a Snap-On KR-56 6 drawer tool chest to restore just for fun.
Pictured here are the before and after pictures..

I used Electrolosis to strip it down to bare metal. I had never used that method before
and I’m totally blown away at how efficient it is. I built the unit using Carbon Plates instead of metal.
There is hardley no mess at all..
Has anyone else tried Electrolosis?

Anyhow here’s my pictures..

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 03:14 PM

Nice refurb on a rock solid tool chest. to fill ‘er up. ;-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 03:52 PM

How did you do that electrolosis David?

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 08:32 PM

the new old box looks great. but whats the method for electrolosis?

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 10:56 PM

nice save :-)

there is plenty of blogs here on L J where people tell about how they restore tools
with electrolysis both big items and the smaller … look at restored planes /handtools


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#5 posted 12-03-2012 02:04 PM

Yep, I’ve used electrolysis to great effect. How did you find a tub big enough to submerge that box?

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 01:37 PM

Wow! Looks like a new one.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 01:34 AM

You do some nice work.

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

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