To refurb or not to refurb...
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    To refurb or not to refurb...

    Goin’ through a box of old planes(among other tools) that were my Great Grandfather’s and was toying with the idea of stripping and refurbishing these or just cleaning up and oiling? They probably won’t get much use (if any). May just keep them on the work bench or use as decorative pieces around the house? Don’t want to lose any value (if there is much), but as with the guns these won’t ever be sold as long as I’m alive! What say you?
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    I cant see the photo, but if it were me I would not refinish them, leave the history on them. just clean them up,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    As OLSKOOL said what pictures. I myself would only clean, dust and display.

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    I would love to see the pictures. If mine, I would clean them up and oil them, and I'd probably use them as well.
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    I can see them if I click on each attachment one at a time... A light cleaning and display would be how I'd do it...
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    If it were me I would clean and oil them. If you refurbish them you'll eliminate all trace of the honest wear your great grandfather put on them with his hands.
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    I have more planes than you can imagine. I troll for the rusted out planes. Strip the rust off with white vinegar and then go after beds with a sortof japanning. Give it a few coats and place in oven at about 250 for an hour or so. If a plan has historic value, I clean it up, sharpen and then give it the Renaissance Wax. The mission on every tool for me is to restore it to perfect use condition.
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    I still use planes that belonged to my grandfather . I agree with just wiping them down and sharpening the blade so they are ready to do what they were made to do. All I get from the links is "Invalid".

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    Like others have already said, I'd clean and sharpen them and then use them. You might give 'em some wax or linseed. When it comes to things like that I really like to preserve the sentimental value.


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