Today a recent win on eBay arrived in the mail. A Union No. 60 scraper plane that had been cleaned-up and put up for sale. The plane is good working order, the sole was flat, and the threads are all working on the angle adjustment and handle mounts. The wooden handle is in great shape. The plane blade isn’t flat, but I was able to grind it to 45 degrees, and get the back flattened wide enough to be very usable. After setting a burr in place (I used the shaft of a screw driver to draw it out), I’m pulling some nice shavings. And the finish is as reflective as a mirror!
Flattening the blade back