Have to post these final pics.
My 8000 grit Diamond plate came in a week ago, and after several attempts to get this old #8 just right...nope.
Blade is honed as best I could...Cap Iron or Chip Breaker was clogging up...not good.
Was not seating right on the blade..reading several article's on how to correct this, came across a very cool video on importance or what it actually does...
So I honed the Cap Iron and it sits tight on the blade, no chips or debris getting between the cap iron or blade...what a difference
Anyways here is a pic on a makeshift bench, had to retire my custom sharpening station...Dave, still laugh at that comment...
But sad to say the restore is done, it was a-lot of fun.
Must add this, would not like to use this plane for any length of time,
It will give you a workout.