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#1 posted 01-29-2018 01:13 AM

Roland Johnson had a nice article in Fine Woodworking a few years ago. I can find the date if you want to find it in your library. He has a video class for about $40 but I think that’s a bit pricey.

I restored a couple of No. 5 Baileys using his directions and they turned out fine. I don’t think he suggested flattening the top of the frog but he did use lapping compound to seat the frog on the body.

Mine performed pretty well with the original blade but I put a new Hock blade on it based on some advice and the improvement was noticeable.

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