Here’s the basics for restoring an old hand plane. This type of project can be fulfilling, and you end up with a tool you can use for years and years.
Just make sure you do a little research to see if the hand plane is worth repairing in the first place. If you start with a cheaply made junk tool, chances are, you won’t have an accurate or reliable tool when you’re finished restoring it.
He uses power tools in this restoration video, but everything can also be done with hand tools.
How many old tools do you have sitting around that could be restored?