several years ago, I went on a buying spree on eBay. Purchased some planes that looked good. Some were ok, some were NOT ok.
Lately I have decided to try a few rehabs. This one was done by soaking in CLR and thing using WD40 with 200 and 400 grit wet/dry black sand paper and a lot of work. It is NOT all beautiful and shinning but it's ok for me.
I am reasonably happy.
I got my new Woodcraft magazine yesterday. They had a "article" and a advertisement for their new A2 plane blade replacements.
So it was a good excuse to try on. the blade in the Bailey #5 was just the old standard blade.
I installed the new blade in the plane. NO prep. I am very impressed. I think I still have some fine tuning, but is a very usable plane, that someday will find the right piece of wood and project in my shop.
Sorry no pictures of shavings, I forgot that.