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I am not that knowledgable on the old planes, even though I have some. But I don't think I would run that across a jointer. I'm sure somebody will chirp in on the cleaning, but I know products like Briwax are good for doing what you want. It will take off the old grime without hurting the finish below and actually help to preserve it. A lot of times on the old stuff like that, you can do a lot more harm trying to make them look like new. I think you have the right idea though, not sanding, etc. Looks like a pretty nice find.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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For cleaning: http://creoleproject.blogspot.com/p/cleaning-restoring-and-preserving.html

As for jointing the bottom:
You can use a jointer but take light passes or use a jointer plane. The more material you remove the wider the mouth will be. Also the bottom does not have to be perfectly flat - mo flatter is mo betta but still keep those two things in mind. If you have to remove too much of the sole you will have to do repairs to the mouth or thicken the sole.

ps. I got your email and I haven't forgotten about ya - I got sucked up on a training thing out to MS today.

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pss. I don't have any info to offer on the maker. I haven't had the time or energy to put into research the wooden makers - They are quite numerous.
 

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Another way to redress the sole is with is a thick sheet 10 mm or so , of glass , or a glazed porcelain tile , 18 inches or so long/square , and sandpaper sheets/strips 120 grit and upwards .
Wet the tile with water to adhere the paper to it .
Start planning the sole . Go up the grades until you are satisfied with the result .



BROWN & BARNARD
http://www.planemakers-database.com/239/brown-henry/
Thomas Barnard
http://www.planemakers-database.com/86/barnard-thomas/


PS. A photo of the plane's sole would be extremely helpful
 

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Another way to redress the sole is with is a thick sheet 10 mm or so , of glass , or a glazed porcelain tile , 18 inches or so long/square , and sandpaper sheets/strips 120 grit and upwards .
Wet the tile with water to adhere the paper to it .
Start planning the sole . Go up the grades until you are satisfied with the result .



BROWN & BARNARD
http://www.planemakers-database.com/239/brown-henry/
Thomas Barnard
http://www.planemakers-database.com/86/barnard-thomas/


PS. A photo of the plane's sole would be extremely helpful
Holy cow. Its over 200 years old. I will take a pic of the sole.
 
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