Thanks for all of the great information, guys!
I'm currently working on the plow bottom to make it as polished as possible before taking it to the field.
This is an 8" plow that will be working in silt loam soil, so I want it to be thoroughly scoured before even sinking it into the ground.
I've spent many hours plowing with a 7 bottom John Deere but I have a feeling that this will be a totally different experience. At least I know the basics of plowing and what the ground is supposed to look like when everything is working properly.
Right now I'm using an 80 grit flap disc followed by a 120 grit flap disc on the bottom. Tomorrow I'm going to try using a 60 grit followed by an 80 grit and then finish it with a 120 grit.
I'm starting to get the mirror finish and I think that with a little more time I'll be there.
Of course it has started to rain just as I'm getting everything in order. It's going to be hard to wait until the ground is ready to work since we are expecting 2 to 3 inches of rain over the next two days!