I did not do a restoration of this plane since it had a number of faults. I call it more of a rebuild. I am somewhat embarrassed about the pictures. I forgot to take before photos and I think I could have done better with the after pics, but I thought I would show anyway. You will note that in picture #2, I kept the original handle which is missing a piece and you will also note that the side has a chunk missing in the casting. It also had a number of deep nicks in both sides like someone was using it for a anvil or something. Other than that it was in great shape. Since I have a surface grinder I took a few thousands off the sides (a total of .016) and it freshened it up quite well. I used some Tru Oil on the handles. I flattened and re-sharpened the Iron and ended out giving it to a friend as a user.
AS I mentioned in the title it is number 6 and is a Bailey, The casting has both Pat for 02 and 10. So for over 100 years old it really isn't that bad.
Well Joe, my wife was not home. so I could take pictures anywhere I wanted to. Thanks guy for the positive words. You know what is funny. I have maybe 18 to 24 hand planes of my own and I still have not rebuilt any of them. The have been sharpened, but not painted or had the rust removed etc, but I have done 4 or 5 for friends. I guess I need to get my priorities straightened out LOL.