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Equipping the Shop #10: I got bit by the handplane bug

08-22-2014 08:07 PM by Ocelot | 24 comments »

I’ve been reading all you guys extolling the virtues of old Stanley Bailey planes for awhile now. Hey, I’ve got a 20 inch spiral head planer and a little 6-inch (power) jointer. I thought I didn’t need any of that grampa’s old iron. But, one day, something snapped. Two weeks later, here’s where I am. The photos here are straight from ebay. I’ve given them all a basic cleaning since them, but have taken no new photos (no 3 is not here yet). My goal was to get usable tools, not become a collector. All of them have cleaned up nicely and look to be perfectly usable. All have throat adjustment. Type identifications are my best understandi...

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