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Bailey number 5 restoration #2: Disassembly

06-09-2016 02:24 PM by MarkStewart | 7 comments »

Disassembly of the plane was surprisingly straightforward; everything came apart readily with a single flat bit screwdriver. Here are the photos of it all in pieces: I noticed a few things as I opened it up. lever cap – chip out of left corner, nickel coating flaking frog – chip out of left corner Iron and chip breaker – mild to moderate surface rust with some minor pitting depth adjustment knob – slight nick in the knurled surface bed – mild rust, chipping paint all brass – heavily tarnished, in some cases beyond recognition as brass knob and tote – both broken beyond usability Firstly, the frog has a...

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