Well, I have been wanting a Bailey pattern 4 1/2 smoother for sometime now, but I am frugal, no darn it, I’m just plain cheap. I have been watching eBay and just not up for spending $30 to $50 bucks plus shipping. So inspired by WayneC and David’s blogs on plane rehabilitation, I decided to bid on an ugly duckling user plane, and after consulting with Thos. Angle decided to escape the blood and gore and take a shot at a Sargent model 410.
I finally got a hunk of metal I could afford (Christmas is coming after all). This baby should be here in a week or so.
IT DOES NEED CLEANING, BUT IT IS STILL IN USABLE OR DISPLABALE CONDITION. OR CAN BE USED FOR PARTS.
BOTH WOOD HANDLES DO NOT HAVE ANY CRACKS.
IT IS 10” LONG & 2 5/8” WIDE. IT HAS A 2” BLADE.
Inspires confidence, doesn’t it? Oh what the heck, I spent this much for red-lacquer replacement handles for an old #5. If the whole experiment goes south, at least I can get a real tote and knob for old Jack.
Hopefully, with a bit of work it will look as nice as David's Parkerized Plane and with a new iron from Hock it will slice some beautiful thin curls.
Hope springs eternal (or is it “There’s a sucker born every minute”)…
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.