I was looking through my broken plane pile for some inspiration. I came across a #5 with some issues.
I set it on the bench for a better look. There has to be a way to save it. A little comparison to a #604, and away we go.
A way to use the original thread even though I haven’t sprung for a tap and die yet.
I decided to leave it sandblasted and clear coated. I like the greyish “gunmetal” look”