Tuesday, May 21, 2013

restoring antique tools

The little plane was feeling lonely..

so during a visit to an antique store I picked up some bigger plans. A No.3, 2xNo.5 and No.6 handplane, which need a lot of work to shine again, since they are about 50-100 years old

using electrolysis to remove the rust from the first cap iron and polishing it a bit. 
since all the handles are broken/ugly it is time to use a couple of rasps and carve/file new ones from mahogany.

first handle is done, now we need to do 4 more and also 4 knobs.

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