it's definitely worn, ed, but when i sighted down it it's still well-shaped
for the center bead. it's still tight in its dovetail, and none of the
individual pieces are loose at all.
the iron is worn worst; it might be time to cut a new iron and keep the old
one on the shelf. however, for the nonce i'll just sharpen the old iron
and give it a try.
oddly enough, the wedge is twisted above the plane body, but it fits nice
and tight. i've not seen *that* before.