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Six Old Planes #2: Stanley Bailey No 4C, Type 11 - with patent date on iron

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Blog entry by Ocelot posted 05-15-2017 08:17 PM 615 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: An old RED pair: Stanley No 80 and Stanley No 220 Part 2 of Six Old Planes series no next part

One item from this set is a Bailey No 4C, Type 11. I had been looking for one of these for a reasonable price a few years ago and ended up with a pretty rough one (not corrugated). The one in the “six plane” group is excellent.

Not sharpened yet, so no shavings. No time to write much. Let the photos speak.

It has 4 deficiencies (other than a slightly short iron).
1) The depth adjuster stud is loose in the frog. It’s the only one I have that has come out of the frog. It wiggles a bit even put in as tightly as I am able by fingers. I think I can put some thread-locker on it and tighten it up.
2) The blade is bent a bit near the top. Has no effect on function, but not ideal.
3) Bevel on blade is not ground square. I can fix that. It’s not far out, so chip-breaker can be skewed a little to make it work.
4) Tote doesn’t want to sit down nice on the base. I think I can fix that with a little work on the bottom of the tote.




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