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    Broke in the blasting cabinet

    I picked up the elbow I needed for hooking up the regulator on the blasting cabinet. So I looked around for the first victim. First item I found was an old Dunlap plane I picked up at a garage sale year ago. It has some deep pitting on one side and a little on the sole on that side as well. Then someone painted the frog green with latex over the original red. It also had some minor rust pitting on the breaker and blade.
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    Here's a video of the frog being stripped...



    I was quite amazed at how quickly and how well the cabinet works. No dust escaped and seems to be sealed pretty well. I had siliconed a few areas but they seemed to have improved the placement of the gasket material as other reviews didn't talk highly of it for that reason.

    So the first pic is the plane body, can see that all the rust was removed from the pits, though I see a couple of touch-ups could be done. I only did the sides and bottom as the japanning seems to be pretty intact on the inside of the body. I'm not sure what I'll do with the pitting, but just oiled the metal for now to keep it from rusting again. If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears.
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    The frog stripped down pretty well, it's since been shot with primer and paint.
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    I stripped all but the business end of the blade, but can see the stampings on the back and they still have great detail.
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    Darren

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    Boy that looks way to easy!

    For the pits I'd treat them with a rust inhibitor and just ignore them past that. They're a bit ugly but shouldn't hurt the functionality to much.
    Love thy neighbor, yet pull down not thy hedge.

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    Wowee woowa. That makes short work of paint and rust removal.
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    Thanks Ryan. Yeah Brent it was surprisingly quick. I was using HF's glass bead, which is labeled 80 grit. Looking at some conversion charts that puts it at #7 to #9 glass bead size. I've got some #13 beads on order that will come this week, which are in the 170 - 325 grit range, which should leave a little more sheen than the 80 grit.
    Darren

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    Looks like it will be a great addition to the workshop, should earn it's keep for sure.

    Did you use the Dust Deputy thing?

    Cheers
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    Nope, not yet, but plan to. My larger shop vac has the bags in it and a hepa filter, so should suffice until I get another DD ordered. I got the 3" wall vent today to hook my shopvac output to.

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    Darren

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    I was going to get one about 12 years ago with a coupon for $99 but they were out and I never went back. Now I wish I did.

    Great video.

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    Interesting piece of equipment. Now I have something else to think on.

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    For some unknown reason i cannot get video to play on my ss tablet. Will have to try puter.

    Finished pieces look real good.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hoskins View Post
    Interesting piece of equipment. Now I have something else to think on.
    You are not alone.
    Love thy neighbor, yet pull down not thy hedge.

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