|Forum topic by MoreWoodPlease||posted 07-14-2010 07:14 PM||954 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-14-2010 07:14 PM
I am trying to restore some of my fathers old planes. One in particular is giving me trouble. Its a Bailey #4. The sole is the problem. Some rust is deep, and there seems to be a valley down the middle of the sole, toe to tip. For days now, I’ve been using 80 grit belt-sander belts, stretched on a flat table, then running the plane on it as if planing. Honestly, the time I’ve spent trying to clean / flatten this sole, I could have bought three other planes. But…pause for effect…this is my fathers plane, who passed years ago, and I’m not going to retire this tool just yet.
Thanks for all your help LumberJocks!
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