This was a long process. I took my #3 hand-me-down plane to a free hand plane tune-up class at Woodcraft. As I was being educated, I realized I was missing the lever cap. Mentioning this to the fellas at work, a co-worker gave me his old planes.
At the same time, I was working with the great people at DMT. DMT is a great company. The helped me get an affordable complete set and also threw in some demo stones.
I finally finished cleaning up and tuning up a Victor #4 and made my first passes on a 2×4. Very rewarding!