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Neal Bowman

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I picked this up in a local used tool store. Not sure what I need to do to clean it up or leave as-is. The tote is broken, thinking about making a replacement.

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That's a nice find. Do you plan to use it, or will it be part of your collection?
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The bottom looks pretty wild.
Are the corrugations japaned?
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The bottom looks pretty wild.
Are the corrugations japaned?


They are not corragations, they are rosewood strips.

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Way cool.  After reading about this plane (from Don) I always turn over old planes just to look for the rosewood strips.  Some day maybe ....
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i have not decided on the final use yet. I could decide to sell it to someone who could do it justice...
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If you decide to sell it I might be interested
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More pics of the plane...
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that should clean up nice. The tote will need some work.
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Rosewood strips!
That is wild.
I thought that I had looked at the photo.
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Here is another http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/07/21/steers-304-patented-bench-plane/
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Did some cleanup of the plane over the past couple of days, still some work to do to it. I have not yet cleaned on the handle or started making a new tote (or repairing the existing one). I have not cleaned the sides of the plane body, not have i spent a lot of time on the details in the cap knob.

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I finally got around to cleaning up the plane. The iron, frog, and cap were soaked in EvapoRust overnight, and the sole of the plane was flattened using sandpaper clamped to the top of my table saw. I was afraid to soak the plane body with the rosewood inserts, so there is some rust on the body still.

I have not sharpened the iron yet...

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I'll bet some simple green and steel wool and a brush will get rid of the rest. Then oil it. Excellent plane. 
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I'll give that a try. Thanks!
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