I'd like to clean up an old stanley (only sentimental value, no $ value)
handplane. I've flattened the sides and sole, refinished the handles, and
squared the blade so far.
Before I sharpen the blade I'd like to removed the rust (a considerable
amount) from the non-cutting part of the blade, chipbreaker and all the
other rusty componants. Its not surface rust, but quite severe and the metal
is proably quite pitted underneat.
Any suggestions for a product to put on it? I'd like something that requires
as little elbow grease as possible as I used all mine just flattening the
soles and sides!
Also, any idea what I can use to clean up what I assume is black paint on
the top side of the plane. There are too many grooves and hollows to get
down there with any abrasives, any suggestions?
One last question, I notice surface rust forms on the newly shiney, flattend
sole and sides almost overnight, any suggestions what to put on it when I'm
not using it to prevent this?
Thanks in advance.