My polishing process it quite simple. It is formally known as “retirement”. Ah, the silly things you can do when you have time on your hands. Really nothing special, just hours spent with ever finer polishing compounds and a few interesting podcasts. I do like the look of what could have been done by the plane manufacturers if only they didn’t have to be profitable. I do find the planes seems to not accumulate rust and they are seemingly friction free on wood thanks to the extremely smooth surface. It is not all time wasted by the crazy old guy.
More to come, I am working on 6 various block planes. These are among my first. (I have a Fulton 3700 I refinished, but it is quite small and unimpressive in its simple design).
“Whether you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”