Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Norris Update


An update on the Norris restoration....

I've removed the crosspins and screw cap from the plane. This made cleaning up the remaining rust easier. I also made a useful discovery of a rust removal gel that works really well. Here's the link....
With all the rust gone I applied a coat of lacquer to the inside surfaces and a coat of shellac to the outside. I have lots more to do to the outside!
The front bun has been fitted and I need to do the final shaping. But the rear tote need some time spent on it - looking forward to that if I get a spare hour.

I'm really looking forward to putting the plane back together. It may be a while yet, though ;)

Cheers
Phil

4 comments:

chrisk said...

Neat box Phil!

Philly said...

Doh! Actually, I made a bunch of them to organise the rubbish around the bench. Amazing what you can do in five minutes with a tablesaw, nail gun and some offcuts ;)
Phil

Dorje said...

Good to see you've had some movement on the Norris!

Dorje said...

oh - also, the gel sounds like naval jelly...was it pink?

I've read that we woodworkers shouldn't use naval jelly to remove rust from our tools, but can't recall the why not...

Have you heard anything about that?