Restoration of a Sargent 5206

I picked up this Sargent 5206 block plane at an Antiques center this past week end. I thought it was pretty cool and the price seemed good.

 

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I decided to clean and tune it up to see how it would work. First I wire brushed everything.

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Then I buffed what I could.

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Then made sure the sole was flat

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It had a little hump right behind the mouth, so I very gentle tapped it out a little.

 

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Shined the sole  up just a bit on the DMT.

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Soaked it in evapo-rust to be sure I got all the “inside” rust out.

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Hit the fine spots with the dremel.

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The onto the blade. I gave it a good wire brushing.

 

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Flatten the back as needed

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Put it together

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And put it to the test. It made some super fine shavings.

 

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It is definitely a keeper.

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