Hi, I bought this infill plane a few weeks ago and I would like to restore it. I believe the front infill piece is rosewood and the handle is as well but the two side pieces straddling the handle appear to be walnut but I’m not sure. The knob is not connected to the base and has been secured with a screw. I believe this is a repair when the knob snapped off some time in its past. The handle is broken in a couple of place and has been glued together but not straight. I’m not sure the blade and breaker are original but appear to be old. The screws that connect the infill to the metal sides are also not originals. I would like advice on restoring this plane to a useful purpose. My first thoughts are to remove the rust and lap the bottom and sides, replace the screws with brass flat slot head wood screws and a flat slot head machine screws for the hold down brass cap. Not sure about the wood pieces, perhaps clean up the knob piece but completely replace the handle portion all with redwood? Again, any suggestions? I’ll send more pics as I work on the metal parts.
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