Record 05 1/2 Jack Plane

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  • #10580
    robinhc
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    Just started a restore/refinish of my newly acquired Record 05 1/2 jack plane. Instead of trying to match the “record blue’ paint, I am thinking of using a hammered copper Rustoleum paint.

    Here are the “before” images. … Robin HC

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #10641
    kelly
    Participant

    What method are you planning to use for rust removal?  Evaporust?  Electrolysis?  Elbow grease?

    kelly

    Texas, USA

    #10658

    I like your project))and your plane also)) very good challenge, Good Luck, if you need any  help just ask.

    Toronto, Canada

    #10662
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    I can see a bit of hard work there. Good luck.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #10673
    robinhc
    Participant

    What method are you planning to use for rust removal? Evaporust? Electrolysis? Elbow grease? kelly

    I love evapo-rust but it is pricey to use alone.  After some experimentation, I like to start with sandpaper and wire brush to get most of the rust off. Then I finish the rust off with an overnight soak in evapo-rust. This way the evapo-rust lasts much longer.

    Robin HC –> @kelly

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #10675
    kelly
    Participant

    Kelly Scroggins wrote:
    What method are you planning to use for rust removal? Evaporust? Electrolysis? Elbow grease? kelly

    I love evapo-rust but it is pricey to use alone. After some experimentation, I like to start with sandpaper and wire brush to get most of the rust off. Then I finish the rust off with an overnight soak in evapo-rust. This way the evapo-rust lasts much longer. Robin HC –> @kelly

    I understand what you mean about the cost of Evaporust.  I’ve used it in the past and it seems to work pretty well.  But, I’m going to try the Electrolysis soon.



    @robin

    Texas, USA

    #10677
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Can’t wait to see your progress.  I have read good things about evaporust but have yet to try it.

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    #10694

    I used, and liked a lot, just leave it over night, rinsed with water ,negative effect  metal looks black but wiped with regular scouring pad  (Scotch -Brite  for example)and it’s shiny again. I used with planes(2), saw blade, combination square , drill bits. Use the fluid  and drained back to jar till next time, don’t forget to filtrate to remove particle of rust .It’s coast only 11$ from Lee Valley but look on this one like long time investment)))your hands will tell you Thank you)))

    Toronto, Canada

    #10867
    robinhc
    Participant

    Here are some photo updates.  Rust removal is finished except for the “to be lapped” surfaces. Plane body primed with Rust-oleum Rust Reformer.

    Stripped the finish of the handle and knob. I refinished them with some Watco Fruitwood Danish Oil. Now I am spending a lot of time flattening the back of the blade iron.  As old as this plane is, I do not think this was ever done for it before.

    Still deliberating on what paint to use for the bed/body/bottom … (What is the proper term for big heavy iron part of a bench plane anyway?)  Should I go bold with hammered copper or fire engine red?  Or, should I play it safe with hammered black or black enamel?

     

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #10872
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Wow…what a difference.  That will be a beautiful tool soon.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #10873
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice work Robin

    #10876
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Looking really good Robin!!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #11059
    robinhc
    Participant

    Record #51/2 tune-up … continues

    Evapo-rust bath – flattening back of plane iron – etc. … photos below

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #11063
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Lovely job Robin

    My Record no. 7 got into a bit of a state The iron was badly pitted as well as the sole bought a new iron and got most of the pitting from sole but now need to work on getting sole flat.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #11068
    Dave
    Participant

    I’m embarrassed when I look at my stanley no. 7 after seeing all your shiny old tools lol.   When I received my no.7 all I did was wipe all the dirt and crud off it, replaced the blade with a new one and put it to work 🙂

    -Canada

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