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PaulM

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Wondering what you guys and gals think about "restoring" the knuckle cap specifically?  Totally remove the remaining finish, or remove the bottom rust and try to blend?  I'll probably end up selling this, since it is a SW, and I have several good block planes already.  And yes, the back of the mouth is butchered, ugh.  Thanks.

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If you're talking about the nickel finish on the cap, I typically use a fine wire wheel to remove the loose, then a deburring wheel and polish.
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I was going to suggest the same thing. If it were going to be a keeper I would suggest it would be an interesting item to attempt to re-plate. I haven't tried that myself yet.
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