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    Just my luck

    Stumbled across this 5 1/2. Type 13 I believe. needs some serious TLC, but all in all not too bad.


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    Steve there is a lot of work there even for vapo rust. By the way the stuff works faster if you use a small wire brush to rub the rust off while in the vapo rust. It does not harm your hands so you dont need gloves. I have a dollar store plastic bowl and just go to town dunking it and scrubbing it with cheap wire brushes from the dollar store. Takes the rust off much quicker.

    Whats the blade look like on that one. From the picture it seems to be bubling with rust on the edge possibly delaminating? Tote looks like it needs replacing.
    cheers

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    Blade to totally used up. Yes a tote is also in order. She is in pretty rough shape. The main metal is salvageable so I hope all is not lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Blade to totally used up. Yes a tote is also in order. She is in pretty rough shape. The main metal is salvageable so I hope all is not lost.
    Looks mainly like surface rust - not pitting - so it oughtta clean up well.

    Somebody got a lotta use out of it - or at least sharpened it a lot.

    For casual use, though, you'd be surprised how long that last quarter inch of blade will last.

    Ever tried repairing a tote? It's actually not that hard. Matching up the wood color and grain is the hardest part.
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    Jim planning on the tote repair over the winter. Need to learn that or making new totes.

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    Steve, I'm still waiting on that #7

    When you make a tote, Lee Valley has a good tech paper on it.....

    >> Stanley #4 #4 1/2 # 5 1/4 #6 <<

    >> Stanley #2 #3 #4 <<

    I put the links up because they are not easy to find on the LV site.

    Good info there.

    A good sharp rasp is your friend when you make these
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    Stu, next 7 is yours. Next after that goes to Carol.

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    Sweet!
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    Happy hunting!

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    Steve, I'm not sure if you know this - early 5 1/2s have a 2 1/4" wide blade. Later ones are 2 3/8". You have to pay attention when you get a replacement. I don't remember which year or type changed.

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