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Blog series by sansoo22 updated 08-14-2020 07:51 PM 6 parts 2021 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Marsh M5 (Day 01)

08-05-2020 02:45 AM by sansoo22 | 2 comments »

After doing so many restorations lately I figured I’d take the time to create a blog series that hits the highlights of my process. The best way I can think of to do that is break it down by each day’s worth of work at a time and describe what was done that day. So here we go. This plug ugly bastard is a Marsh M5 I got from ebay for a whopping $35 including shipping. If I’m any good at what I do it will look like its worth a lot more when I’m done.I know everyone...

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Part 2: Marsh M5 (Day 02)

08-07-2020 04:43 AM by sansoo22 | 0 comments »

Back at the Marsh for the second day of its rehabilitation back to a worthwhile member of the plane society. Let’s start with a quick overview of my most commonly used tools which I forgot to put in the Day 1 entry. The old Stanely Hurwood No 51 is the perfect fit for the bass nuts on the handle rods, the Husky 1/4 screw driver is a perfect fit for all other hardware. And finally a couple picks for gunk in the slotted screws or getting the corners of a plane body you stripped down....

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Part 3: Marsh M5 (Day 03)

08-08-2020 02:16 AM by sansoo22 | 0 comments »

No review to go over today so let’s get to it. Step 1: Finish sanding the toteIf you’ve been following along we left the tote with another coat of super glue and a question as to whether 120 was to coarse to sand the first fill coat. Well it was and here is the result after sanding the second fill coat down and the whole tote to 400 grit.You can see some white specs in the fill. I think that is from the previous layer being to rough. Hopefully it kind of blends in once the f...

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Part 4: Marsh M5 (Day 04)

08-11-2020 02:04 PM by sansoo22 | 1 comment »

I have quite a bit more work done on the Marsh I just haven’t had a chance to post it all yet. I’m doing my best to try and keep track of each days worth of work. My old boxer passed away on Saturday and it kind of upended my life for a few days. That old man was with me for 13 yrs. At age 40 that’s nearly a third of my life. His demeanor was always one of caring and patience. It was a constant in my life I came to rely on and once its gone it leaves a very large hole....

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Part 5: Marsh M5 (Day 05)

08-12-2020 04:10 PM by sansoo22 | 3 comments »

If all goes according to plan this should be the final day and the plane can be assembled at the end. But since I’m writing a blog about this plane it did have an issue. That’s just how the universe works sometimes. I will cover what happened and the steps to resolve below. One thing I know I missed from my last entry about paint is wait a full 24 hours after the last coat before handling the plane. I don’t care what the spray can instructions say on it I wait 24 hour...

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Part 6: Marsh M5 (Day 06)

08-14-2020 07:51 PM by sansoo22 | 3 comments »

The final day of getting the plane ready to go. For starters let’s do a review of the day 1 image as to remember what this rusty bastard looked like before we started. This is a sad plane And with a little bit of work we make a happy plane Step 1: Wax on Wax offOnce the handles have had time to dry I like to give them a good coat of wax. For rosewood and other dark wood handles I prefer MinWax Special dark Look at it shine… We do the same with the tote but unfortu...

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