I bought a No. 3 Bailey at an estate sale recently
De-Rusted, cleaned and oiled, sanded down tote and knob
which were very dark but the dust looked like walnut
The plane would make shavings after clean up but iron
edge was a little ragged and seemed to have two grinds or bevels
Made a jig to regrind iron to a 25 degree primary bevel
and then honed iron on my sandpaper/s glass
Iron took hair off fore arm. Good enough for me, anyhow
Re-assembled and tried it again and couldn't get the iron to
back up/lessen depth of cut enough for even a relative fine
shaving without the yoke jamming up on the brass
depth adjustment knob. All of which leads (finally) to a question
What should the length of a "new" No. 3 iron be?
This one is right at 7 3/16"
Any input appreciated