Keen Kutter KK7 Plane Restoration

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Project by Fleamo posted 08-28-2019 03:30 AM 734 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother called me last week to let me know a relative of his brother in law had passed away and had some hand tools none of the youngsters wanted, I was able to get a Stanley #78 rabbet plane, a Kunz spokeshave and a Keen Kutter KK7 plane for $ 20.00. I went to work on the #7 first. Over the last few days I soaked all the metal in rust remover and refinished the tote and knob. I flattened the sole and sides on my granite surface plate. The original Stanley blade was sharpened and has a great edge that cuts smoothly and razor thin. I was told this was probably purchased and used by their great grandpa (1897 – 1966). Does anyone know any details about this brand?

-- Visit the forest and appreciate the source of our craft’s raw material.

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#1 posted 08-28-2019 03:41 AM

Yeah! You done a real good job. Be proud.

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#2 posted 08-28-2019 01:23 PM

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#3 posted 08-29-2019 12:28 AM

Thanks for the comments.

-- Visit the forest and appreciate the source of our craft’s raw material.

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#4 posted 08-29-2019 03:14 AM

Those wide curls tell a story. The story is about time well spent.

Nice job, 20 bux to a keeper worker just like that….

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 08-31-2019 10:45 AM

That’s a good start.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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