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Blog series by Mark updated 01-19-2010 11:43 PM 3 parts 4182 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Stanley No 4 restoration

01-02-2010 11:32 AM by Mark | 7 comments »

Hi all, This is my first Blog entry. i have been purchasing old hand tools for about a year now and have just restored a Stanley No 4 Plane. I have read a lot about this and decided to give it a go and used electrolysis to remove the rust from the plane, I had to re-spay the black paint once done (I used epoxy enamel paint) and then sanded the tote and knob. I also got my Dremel out and polished the brass and other metal parts. Here is what she looked like: After: Let me k...

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Part 2: First real venture into woodworking...hand cut dovetails.

01-13-2010 06:35 AM by Mark | 13 comments »

Hi everyone, As I am a complete novice and just getting into woodworking I decided that I will make this an ongoing blog of all my trials and tribulations. I have done this for 2 main reasons, a) so I can keep track of my progress and b) i am hoping once this evolves and has been running for 6 months it may give some aspireing woodworks a bit of an insight into where to start, what I have found works and what doesnt etc. To get the ball rolling here is a pick of my first ever hand cut d...

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Part 3: Getting side tracked...restoring more tools

01-19-2010 11:43 PM by Mark | 1 comment »

Hi everyone, I picked up a box of really old rusty tools dating back to the 1940’s & 50’s and have been restoring a few. I cleaned the metal parts as best that I could and then proceeded to give the wood parts a sand back. I decided not to go overboard and keep some of the original maks and age showing, I just wanted to removed the spashed paint and grime etc. I then gave all the wood pasrts a coat of Buffing Oil. The first piece is a Disston K-1 saw: Second, a ol...

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