I have an old Bailey #8c, type nine. It was getting rusty, and dirty from neglect. Just don’t have projects to fit it’s size. Got to checking the iron. Out of square by a 1/16th! Hmmm, have to fix that. Then, needed to resharpen the iron. So, out came the tools
A two grit oil stone, some 1K grit wet& dry sandpaper, and a piece of leather belt, with some green stuff on it. A #8 iron is 2-5/8” WIDE! too wide for my honing guide. Had to do it freehand. Got the bevel sharpened and stropped, and did the back as well
same with the chipbreaker. It was gapping on one side, so I had to flatten it as well. Might as well polish it up, too.
All the other iron items got a wire brush cleaning. Then i got out the Turtle Wax Metal Polish. Decide to try it on the sole and sides
A “Before” shot. Polish was wiped on, the a 3M purple pad was run around, then a paper towel wipe off.
The side, and a look at the sole
Threads on the bolts got a LIGHT coat of 3in1 oil, brass was shined back up. Parts put back as they were cleaned and polished up. Sorry Patrick Leach, but I do not have any plaid shirts
Almost ten pounds of plane. Tried in out on a plank of Black Walnut’s edge It seemed to do alright, making some Moxxon TP
Maybe an hour’s work….
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