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Posted on Has anyone tried "seasoning" an old vintage plane like a pan instead of "japanning"

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 06:26 PM

I used to have problems with that oiliness too when following other methods. The method I linked though works perfectly, the oil I use completely polymerizes into like a hard plastic my fingernails can t even scratch. I would HIGHLY suggest this for anyone with cast iron cookware.


I actually followed this article back about five years ago, and it’s great for cast iron pans.

That being said, it seems rather unnecessary for a plane as you don’t need to use something food-safe to protect it. I’d suggest just painting it, as this will stop the rust and will keep the black appearance.

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