Hand Planes #5: NY TOOL CO PLANE- Oilin' her up

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 05-25-2012 05:19 PM 10397 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: NY Tool Co Restoration- Just BLO it! Part 5 of Hand Planes series Part 6: Using the Cove Plane »

Well I finally got around to getting some BLO (Boiled Linseed Oil). While I was waiting for the firehouse table stain to dry I grabbed a plastic container and squirted some BLO in it and placed the plane straight up and down. I must say I was highly impressed with how quickly it started to work. You could literally see the oil getting drawn up through the plane. In about 10 minutes it had pulled the oil up about an inch high (out of the 22” length of the plane). Post some more pics tomorrow on it all oiled up!

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 08:22 PM

just let it sit flat on the sole in the bath the night over and splash the rest
with a pencel wait 20 minuts and do it again wait 20 minuts again maybee 3-4 times
until it caant suck further then vibe of with a rag
then wait from two days to a few weeks depeding on when the serface feels dry
then polish it with a rag or a layer of wax let dry and polish

remember to spread out / hang up the rags to dry and then despose them in a airtight container
to avoid self combustion


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#3 posted 05-25-2012 09:44 PM

Nice work! Its it coming right on along.

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 01:55 AM

Thanks Dennis for the tip!

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