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February 5, 2014 at 7:18 am #48853
I decided to buy this battered, bruised and rusted staking set and give it a new life. I even digitally transferred the original labeling information and had it laminated as you can see I tried to make it look brand new. I plan on using this for many years, so why not. I cleaned and oiled all of the punches and all of them are in great shape. I have a lot of duplicates left and I will need to order 10 from Larry of the ones that were missing to complete the set.
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February 5, 2014 at 7:27 am #55659
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Very nice job! How did you get them so clean they look like brandnew?
JanFebruary 5, 2014 at 8:24 am #55661willofiamModerator
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Michael, great job, there must be something in the blood that drives us to want to refurbish something, part of it for me when I go thru something it makes it mine by putting time and effort into it. Oh, and I am attracted to shinny things, like a walleyes are to my secret lure.
WilliamFebruary 5, 2014 at 9:28 am #55662
Thank you! Jan, I soaked them overnight in evapo-rust which is an amazing product. I then lightly coated them in a really nasty sewing machine oil. I just put some on a lint free cloth and rolled them through it wearing latex gloves then wiping off the excess. I can’t remember the name of it and I’m at work right now. I also used a metal dental pick to clean the inside of the ends of the punches. It was all a lengthy process that took me about two weeks to do. I think the time put in paid off. William, I can’t imagine using dirty tools to work on watches. I am pretty sure it would defeat the purpose as you know. Also, if anyone plans on doing the same thing I will mail you the label that I already had digitized for replacing the scratched surface of the original faceplate. It cost me quite a bit to have done but I will keep it in the family for free for you all. As long as you are a member of the forum and not going to try and make a buck with it. Thanks, MichaelFebruary 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm #55663tmac1956Participant
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Very nice job. BTW, is that a Gibson mandolin in your pic there?
TomFebruary 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm #55664
Thanks Tom and no it’s a custom 2007 Weber Yellowstone. I do have a Gibson among some others (I have a musical instrument addiction). I am having a new one made right now by Jacobson. He has been working on it since May so it will be here soon. Most people ask if it’s a ukulele, so you must know something about it???February 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm #55665randyParticipant
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Nice job MIke
I use Evaporust on my K&D ( and other stuff ) also…great product !
Congrats !February 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm #55666
Thanks Randy. I just found out about evapo-rust while starting this project. I really wish I would have known about it a lot sooner.February 6, 2014 at 1:19 am #55667
Thanks Mike, I will see if I can find Evapo-rust over here in Europe. I looked it up and it seem to be a really good product.
JanFebruary 6, 2014 at 7:06 am #55668
Jan, this is what I found for a distributor in your area…maybe.
Tramos Int’l N.V.
Helststraat 51 Unit 11-12
Phone: +32 3 825 4448
Email: [email protected]February 6, 2014 at 8:10 am #55669tmac1956Participant
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@Michael Weaver wrote:
Thanks Tom and no it’s a custom 2007 Weber Yellowstone. I do have a Gibson among some others (I have a musical instrument addiction). I am having a new one made right now by Jacobson. He has been working on it since May so it will be here soon. Most people ask if it’s a ukulele, so you must know something about it???
Yes… My dad started me playing the Ukulele at about six and it went on from there. I went to guitar and basically stayed there.
TomFebruary 7, 2014 at 12:22 am #55670
Thanks Michael, I will try to contact them. However, I will be on holliday for the next couple of weeks , so it will have to wait…
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