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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #825 on: August 14, 2018, 03:06:11 PM »
Jim & Lou, I’ll be home around the first of October. Will post some pictures then...if I don’t forget.  CRS disease takes its toll occasionally.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #826 on: August 14, 2018, 04:24:57 PM »
Hello, Mike. Thanks, and I'll forget to remind you!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #827 on: August 14, 2018, 08:52:05 PM »
forget what?   :huh:

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #828 on: August 18, 2018, 02:08:41 PM »
This is an interesting little wood plane.  Lettering on it is as follows.  "Use this tool for fitting Burrows Co.-Manufactures-Portland, Maine.  If screens do not run easily, groove out the shallow groove a little with this plane"  I have had it for years, but just recently found the proper iron for it.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #829 on: August 18, 2018, 07:14:40 PM »
This is an interesting little wood plane.  Lettering on it is as follows.  "Use this tool for fitting Burrows Co.-Manufactures-Portland, Maine.  If screens do not run easily, groove out the shallow groove a little with this plane"  I have had it for years, but just recently found the proper iron for it.

That must have been similar to finding a needle in a haystack! You should buy a lottery ticket.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #830 on: August 18, 2018, 07:57:10 PM »
I take it that was for sliding screens on windows or doors?

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #831 on: August 19, 2018, 05:14:34 AM »
I believe it was for screens on windows.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #832 on: August 21, 2018, 12:29:25 PM »
Hey coolford,

That is one “cool” little plane.  I’ve never seen anything like that.  I guess there’s no question about what the plane’s intended use may be.  Is the iron marked/stamped?  How did you know that iron belonged to that plane? 

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #833 on: August 21, 2018, 01:36:02 PM »
Jim-C---Iron is not marked, but the plane is concave on the bottom and this iron fits into the plane and has the same shape as the plane although about 1/64th larger so it would make a groove slightly larger.  Overall the iron is quite small.-----Coolford 

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #834 on: September 02, 2018, 10:16:53 PM »
Got a No. 4 with corrugated sole.   Needs some cleanup and sharpening.     Cleaning the sole is a bear even with a brass wheel.  Also a little (I want to say 211??) block plane, but don't have any pictures of either one yet.   

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #835 on: September 03, 2018, 04:52:35 AM »
Hey Peter,

Thanks for checking in.  A few photos might help us identify your block plane.  Is the sole on your #4C rusty?  Maybe you can avoid the wire wheel, and use some evapo-rust.  That stuff does a pretty good job.  If you get a chance to post a few photos, that would be great!

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #836 on: September 03, 2018, 07:03:59 AM »
Vinegar works well, too: disassemble the tool, soak it in white vinegar for 24 hours, brush off the now loose rust (I use the "painter's toothbrushes" from the hardware store), rinse off the vinegar with water, then hit it, hard, with WD-40 to absorb the water.  Let that sit for a while, then wipe it off.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #837 on: September 03, 2018, 01:30:41 PM »
I use a lot of white vinegar when cleaning auger bits.  I soak them for about 12 hours then put them on a fine steel wire wheel.  They clean right up and there are no marks from the wheel.  However, don't forget to spray them with WD-40 after you wire wheel them or they will rust up.  Note, I dip the bits in water after removing them from the vinegar to remove all traces of the acid.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #838 on: September 03, 2018, 01:37:04 PM »
Hello, Bill. Any problems with the japanning from the vinegar? Thanks, Lou
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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #839 on: September 03, 2018, 05:57:49 PM »
Hello, Bill. Any problems with the japanning from the vinegar? Thanks, Lou
Nope.  I've even seen comments from people who soaked a tool with wood parts (like the riveted-in-place tote on a Stanley 45, for instance) and who had no problems.  If the tool is rusted under the japanning, it will probably flake off; but it would have anyway, at some point.