Hey guys... Hope you don't mind me posting a thread on this. I thought it might be of interest/use to some. Maybe you have an old plane that needs fixing up, or maybe you want to buy one cheaply and try this. Maybe you want to try it out on a cheaper new plane. I think that planes are deeply beautiful tools and something that every aspiring luthier should be able to use. When tuned and sharpened properly, they give a cleaner finish than any power tool, are virtually silent, are extremely satisfying to use and create elegant curls of wood instead of tons of annoying sawdust. They're also very quick - probably more so than power tools in many cases. A week or two ago, I bought some planes on eBay. They were older, made in England and a little knocked around. The idea is to refurbish them and get some good tools at the end while learning more about planes in the process. Why do it this way? Well, from what I have read, most serious woodworkers spend some time working on their planes whether new or old in order to get them into decent working condition. I'd rather learn on older planes without significant vintage value but good enough to be worth the effort. Here they are: The smallest is a block plane by Record - #0120 and about seven inches long. Probably 60s or 70s at a guess, although it could easily be earlier. Next, a really beautiful Stanley #4 smoothing plane. 1950s, I would guess. Nine inches long and a nice tool. Finally, the best of the lot from my perspective. This is a #6 jointing plane. Eighteen inches long and post WWII, I'd guess this is a plane from the late 40s. All three have scored/pitted bases and are a little beat up, but they are also all in decent condition. I plan to get all three tuned over the next week or two and post the process/results on here. DISCLAIMER: This is the first time I have done this. Take anything I say as a suggestion only, as I'm very, very far from being an expert. I have simply compiled techniques based on the ideas of others and come up with a process that works for me. I would also strongly suggest that you try this on a cheap plane first and have a good look at other people's techniques online. Don't do this stuff to an expensive plane or to a rare vintage model. I would also welcome feedback from experienced plane restorers (if any read this).