Stanley Bailey no 8!

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First time checking this flea market and I think I struck gold. Missing the lateral adjustment lever. I understand these are mostly interchangeable on Stanley planes? I have my work cut out for me but for $40, I am soooooo happy with this. I've never restored a plane before, so advice would be welcome. 20190602_173840.jpg 20190602_173907.jpg 20190602_173856.jpg 20190602_173907.jpg 20190602_173912.jpg 20190602_173920.jpg
 

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It's a real mess. Looks like original rivet for the adjustment lever is still there. Lever must have broke off. I've read that it's easy to break the frog while installing a new lever but as long as I don't hit the actual frog with the hammer, it'll be fine? Paint is chipping away from top of the sole. I know it might be blasphemy but I'm planning on stripping the paint and going with a hand hammered black paint. The blade is warped a little, about half way between the back and the blade. Not sure what to do about that. Just get a new one? Anyway, here's pictures of that process, so I don't forget where stuff goes in reassembly. 20190602_205526.jpg 20190602_205534.jpg 20190602_205741.jpg 20190602_205854.jpg 20190602_205946.jpg 20190602_210351.jpg 20190602_210358.jpg 20190602_210544.jpg
 

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Could be this one,but it's hard to lock down a type without that darn lever. Screenshot_20190602-214349_Chrome.jpg
 
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Cleaned up the body and stripped the paint. Took two 24 hour runs to get it to this point. 20190610_190553.jpg 20190613_174810.jpg
 

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Well that looks much better.
 

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Will a chunk of quartz coutertop work as a flat surface for sanding down the sole and sides? It's good enough for sharpening my tools, so maybe?
 

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I would think so, but if you can get a hold of some glass, that would be better.
I had found a few pieces on craigslist, old thick glass shelving. I wish I could send ya a piece. But I highly doubt it would survive the trip.
 

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The base of the table is the glass you want to keep.
 

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First step is admitting I have a problem... Big one is a type 6 no 7. Very rusty and rear grip is broken off on top and missing the brass screw. Others are a type 16 no 4 on bottom. Top is type 19 no 5. No 5 needs some work but would cut as is. No 4 needs a bit more as the handle is cracked. OK, I'm definitely an addict. 20190614_194753.jpg 20190614_194806.jpg And I started soaking the no 8 parts in rust remover. 20190614_115752.jpg
 
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Did you get the glass?
 
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