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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 06-27-2018 11:52 PM 624 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkswoodworking

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06-27-2018 11:52 PM

I just picked up this Craftsman jointer plane
It is in good shape but has some light surface rust
Question is how should I clean it ?
Light sanding with really fine paper ?
Any suggestions appreciated
Thanks
Scott


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Don W

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#1 posted 06-28-2018 12:03 AM

wd-40 or simple green and a rust eraser, scotch brite pad or steel wool.

A fine wire wheel will work as well on the non painted parts.

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#2 posted 06-28-2018 01:07 AM

Made by Millers Falls for Craftsman…..almost the same as a No. 22c…..

Wire wheel on the lever cap, to polish it up…and clean the grooved sole…

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#3 posted 06-28-2018 01:32 AM

Soak in white vinegar for a day then sand it all smooth till your satisfied with the shine. Don’t wire wheel any of the screw threads. I did that to get the rust off a badly worn cheap plane once and had to replace all the screws with new ones cause I’d taken the threads down to far. Thanks goodness it wasn’t a very good plane. Just oil them up real good
Also if the black needs touched up rustoleum is good for that

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#4 posted 06-28-2018 12:20 PM

I prefer Evaporust – turns all of the rust dark. Brush excess rust off first. Scotchbrite after. Use a fine wire wheel on all threads. I apply Alox over everything for a rust inhibitor, wax the sole and all threads. I use wax diluted with ms to lube pivot points. I do not use oil – collects dust. I dont rehab totes or knobs, I make new ones of my preferred design – dwgs in my blog. How to tune a plane here.

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Clarkswoodworking

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#5 posted 06-28-2018 11:38 PM

Well I just used some WD40 and a green pad and she came nice and clean
Used the dremel wire wheel on the front part
Happy camper now
Thanks for the replies
Scott

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#6 posted 06-29-2018 12:18 AM

Yep, light surface rust doesn’t take much to remove. Glad to see you cleaned her up…

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#7 posted 06-29-2018 01:26 AM

Looks purdy now :)

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