But in the process of stripping it i have found some damage to the ways from blocked oil holes and it has picked up and gouged the bed. I have a not so precision straight edge and it looks good, i am waiting on 2 new proper precision straight edges to arrive to check thoroughly. I have also ordered a 400mm x 400mm cast iron surface plate. My question is what is the best way to repair the gouges and remove any high spots with out affecting the accuracy of the mill? I have no scraping experience and tbo i have no immediate desire to start, i want to use the mill not work on it. If the ways arent worn badly other than the gouge marks, any suggestions on a repair?