Yeah that will be a bit of work, lot of attention to detail
will go into it. Personaly I love doing that kind of work.
wd-40, fine steel wool, a wooden handled small brass brush,
paint stripper, boat varnish, brush and thinner, and some
scary sharp setup will do it all. At least never having restored
a plane, that's what I would come up with... I suggest being
careful with the japaning concerning the paint stripper if you