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Posted on Very nice stanley no 4 find today, how should I approach restoring it?

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#1 posted 07-04-2017 04:40 PM

Spot on with the evaporust, and a softer brush.
This old #5 Bailey plane looked just like yours before evaporust.
I still need a new tote for it.
the old cap iron and blade was to far gone so I bought a new one from lee valley.,41182

I m a fan of evaporust. Just run it (less the wood) through the dishwasher, the soak in Evapo-Rust. Go easy on wire brushing. Try plastic brush, then brass, steel only as last resort.

-- John

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