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Dunnester

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10-19-2020 09:17 PM

Hi, I guess I am really looking for a shortcut. I have several Stanley Baileys hand planes that are in real good shape and I would like to finds an easier way to paint them other than japanning but still try to give them that nice look. Any ideas?
Thanks, Jim D.


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Robert

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#1 posted 10-19-2020 09:26 PM

Several coats of flat black engine paint.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 10-19-2020 11:17 PM



Several coats of flat black engine paint.

- Robert

Glossy :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 10-19-2020 11:24 PM

I use DupliColor DE1635 Ford Engine Black semi gloss on all of my restorations. Build up to the desired thickness, let it sit 24 hrs, remove the tape, and bake it a couple times. Becomes a pretty durable finish.

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Dunnester

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#4 posted 10-19-2020 11:39 PM

How long do you bake it, at what temp and do you bake after each coat or wait til you like to look and then bake it.

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#5 posted 10-20-2020 12:07 AM



I use DupliColor DE1635 Ford Engine Black semi gloss on all of my restorations. Build up to the desired thickness, let it sit 24 hrs, remove the tape, and bake it a couple times. Becomes a pretty durable finish.

- sansoo22

I have also found this to be the closest “match” to original japanning that I have tried in a spray paint. I used gloss once but had to steel wool it to lose some of the shine, otherwise was too shiny.

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#6 posted 10-20-2020 12:09 AM



How long do you bake it, at what temp and do you bake after each coat or wait til you like to look and then bake it.

- Dunnester

I spray as many coats as needed until I like the look. Then I do one more light coat after that. Baking seems to “shrink” the paint just a bit. This extra coat isn’t necessary and is kind of a thing you just get a touch for after doing a couple dozen of them.

For baking I use the middle rack of the oven and do two cycles. I preheat the oven to 160 and bake for one hour. Then take the plane out and let it cool back to room temperature. The next cycle is at 200 for one hour. My oven is REALLY old and Im told newer ones wont go down to 160. If yours falls in this category look for a “Warm” option on it. This should be somewhere in the range of 140 to 160.

Hope that helps. If you have any more questions let me know. I’m currently working about 8 of them that need stripped and painted. Including a big old honking #8. That big bastard barely fits in my oven.

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SMP

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#7 posted 10-20-2020 12:39 AM



I spray as many coats as needed until I like the look. Then I do one more light coat after that. Baking seems to “shrink” the paint just a bit. This extra coat isn t necessary and is kind of a thing you just get a touch for after doing a couple dozen of them.

For baking I use the middle rack of the oven and do two cycles. I preheat the oven to 160 and bake for one hour. Then take the plane out and let it cool back to room temperature. The next cycle is at 200 for one hour. My oven is REALLY old and Im told newer ones wont go down to 160. If yours falls in this category look for a “Warm” option on it. This should be somewhere in the range of 140 to 160.

Hope that helps. If you have any more questions let me know. I m currently working about 8 of them that need stripped and painted. Including a big old honking #8. That big bastard barely fits in my oven.

- sansoo22

I have a newer oven and the “keep warm” is 175 i believe. Though if the oven has an incandescent bulb , depending on wattage can get around 130ish with just the oven light on and door closed. I used to make beef jerky that way. For yogurt you have to crack the door open and light on to get to 110ish.

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Dunnester

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#8 posted 10-20-2020 02:50 AM

I would like to thank Robert, Andre, Sansoo22 and SMP for the great ideas. I am sure I can come up with something with suggestions. Thanks to You Guys and thanks to Lumberjocks.

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 10-20-2020 03:03 AM

I’ve had good luck with this.

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#10 posted 10-20-2020 10:01 AM

I use dupli-color. I never bake it. You can use it after 24 hours but it will take 7 days to fully cure

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Don W

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#11 posted 10-20-2020 11:07 AM

Here are some more restoration notes

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#12 posted 10-20-2020 11:50 AM

Another vote for Duplicolor. I like the gloss and the semi-gloss. I can never really decide which looks the most like japanning. I just go by the patina on the outside of the plane. If it’s clean and shiny, I use gloss. If it’s showing some age, semi-gloss. I’ve never baked it either but I do plan to give it a shot just for craps and giggles.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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sansoo22

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#13 posted 10-20-2020 02:21 PM

Baking isnt a needed step but for the impatient among us it takes the 7 day cure time down to a couple hours in the oven.

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#14 posted 10-20-2020 05:57 PM

I used hammered paint on a small block plane years ago. It hid the imperfect surfaces pretty well and looked cool in the process. It’s not a traditional look, but one that might be worthy of your consideration if you’re thinking outside of the box.

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