Did I mention this thing was dirty? Thank goodness for wire wheels in a drill or dremel. Here's an example:
|Knob post looking rusty|
|Drill clamped in vise, cleaning post with wire wheel|
|Et voila! Looking almost new!|
The iron, cap-iron and lever cap all got sanded and/or wire wheeled.
|The bend is revealed by changing light reflection at left of left-most hole|
|You can see the bend when looking carefully on edge|
|Lever cap nicely cleaned up|
|Lever cap screw stuck|
|Sprayed WD-40 from above and from below|
|But it cleaned up nicely with wire wheel in a drill and mini wire wheel in a dremel tool|
|Half of the plane side cleaned up - what a difference!|
Next time I'll report on the flattening of the sole and fettling the iron.