A co-worker gave me a couple of old, well used planes that used to belong to her father. I would like to clean them up and start using them. I realize this may be a colassal waste of time but I keep reading here about how much I will learn about the tool in the process.
I have no idea were to start. How do I go about getting the old rust, varnish, stain etc off the plates? Anyone have suggestions on where to start, etc?
Thanks in advance for all your input.