As I was searching the flea market today I got some nice little finds. I was buying a couple of little things from an old guy. One thing was a rusty Stanley No18 Sliding Bevel Square for a buck and a set of Molder heads for my TS he sold me for $2. As an after thought when I was about to leave I said do you have an hand planes. He said he had a couple and pointed to a bottom shelf. I saw this really dirty, rusty Stanley No5. I knew from all my research the past year that it was old due to the low knob and no ring around that knob, plus the key hole cap lever and patent dates. Thank God for the Rexmill website and its type study. This thing looked shot, but I figured I could get a part or two for my other Bailey's so I bought it for $2.
I went out and bought some Evapo-Rust due to the many recommendations on this site and gave it a try. This stuff works miracles. I first washed all the part, sans wood, in the sink with warm soapy water and then into the Evapo they went. After a couple hours and some minor scrubbing in the solution with a green pad, the stuff came out beautiful.
I washed it again to get the E-Rust off and put the parts in a low temp oven just to dry completely. I know I read that somewhere. After that I waxed all the parts and reassembled it. I had to glue the tote together, it was broken in half.
I still have to sharpen the blade, possible flatten the sole and maybe redo the wood, but I am psyched. This thing looks pretty good for being a type 11, 92-102 years old. Plus it is complete, not a Frankenplane, not that there is anything wrong with a Frankenplane, I have several.
I wish I would have shot more pics of it before, but didn't think it was going to come out this nice.
You could not read any of this before the soak.
Not quite dialed in yet, huh? Needs blade sharpening, there's some nicks. It was making curls and saw dust on Curley Maple.