My hand plane journey #2: Initial cleaning

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Blog entry by dschlic1 posted 04-06-2014 10:02 PM 1870 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The next step on my hand plane journey is to disassemble all the parts and clean everything up. I separated all of the ferrous metal parts and put them in a bath of Evapo-rust:

I also sanded off the finish on the knob and tote. The tote has a chip off of the top. I was going to ignore that but it does make the tote uncomfortable to handle. Here is a picture of all of the pieces after the initial clean up:

The Evapo-rust did a great job on removing the rust of all of the iron parts. Next up repairs.

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 01:01 AM

It looks like the tote is rosewood. The Knob looks like a lighter wood. Do you know what wood the knob is made from?


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#2 posted 04-08-2014 01:24 AM

I have absolutely no idea. It was covered in a heavy dark red stain.

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