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05-03-2011 04:43 PM

Advice on handling an eBay tool purchase that was missing parts - 19 replies

Two questions: (1) I purchased a Stanley Bailey No. 7 hand plane on eBay recently for a good price. When I received the plane, it was missing the cap iron screw (which holds the cap iron to the plane iron). The plane was completely assembled in the eBay photos, so I couldn’t tell that the screw was missing. I don’t think the s...

04-29-2011 03:57 AM

Questions about hand saws - 3 replies

I have a modern Disston rip saw that I was given in the early 1990s. I don’t think Disston hand saws are still being made today. When did they go out of production? Also, are any modern, affordable hand saws (like the Stanley Fat Max or other Stanley saws with induction hardened teeth) good for hand-woodworking, or are old, quality ha...

04-23-2011 10:25 PM

Lube and oil an old bit brace? - 2 replies

I bought a Stanley 965 bit brace off’n the ‘Bay recently, and I’d like to know how to keep it in good working order. Inside the mechanical jaw mechanism, there is some dirt and old grease. Should I clean out the old grease? If I do, should I replace it with new grease or just use something like WD-40? Should I do anything to...

04-14-2011 08:13 PM

Advise on buying an old bit brace - 6 replies

I’d like to buy a good, user-quality bit brace for a reasonable price. Can anyone recommend a few commonly available maker/model combinations to look for, and any that should be avoided? For example, “Company XYZ model 111 and 222 braces are all good, but their models 333 and 444 models are junk.” Also, can most brace-bits ...

04-12-2011 09:27 PM

Stanley Bailey planes: How to remove the "Y" adjusting lever and the lateral adjusting lever? - 7 replies

I’m trying to rehab a couple Stanley Bailey planes and I’d like to lap the surface of the frog. How can I remove the “Y” adjusting lever and the lateral adjusting lever? Thanks.

04-11-2011 05:38 AM

Discounts for Lie-Nielsen or Veritas tools? - 2 replies

Are there any ways to buy Lie-Nielsen or Veritas tools at less than full price? Sales, vendors with discounted prices , coupons, specials, etc?

04-07-2011 09:06 PM

What is hand plane “chatter”? - 7 replies

What is hand plane “chatter”? It is an actual sound? How does it affect the wood that is being planed?

04-07-2011 07:22 PM

Bench Grinder Info? - 1 reply

There are a lot of books and websites about using table saws, routers, drill presses, etc., but what about bench grinders? Where can I learn about bench grinders, grind stones, buffing wheels, wire wheels, dressing tools, tool rests, etc.? Google has produced some basic information, but nothing comprehensive.

04-02-2011 06:46 PM

Options for repairing/replacing lever cap on Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane - 5 replies

I bought a No. 4 Stanley Bailey plane yesterday that came with a lever cap with some chips in the front edge: I’d like to know what options I have for repairing or replacing it. I’m mainly interested in the plane as a user, so I don’t care if all the parts of of the same vintage. The plane bed has three patents on it,...

04-02-2011 04:04 AM

Questions about old Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane, Type 11 or 12 - 3 replies

I have a few questions about an old Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane I picked up. First, is it a Type 11 or Type 12? It has three patent dates behind the frog and the brass adjustment nut is only 1” in diameter, but the knob appears to be the “high” variety. Two questions about the quality: 1) There are chips in the...

04-01-2011 07:32 PM

Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane with unmarked lever cap? - 1 reply

I saw a Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane today with no markings on the lever cap. The plane has three patent dates on it, so it is evidently a Type 11 or 12. The lever cap lacks the large, bold “STANLEY” logo that I’ve seen on other Stanley Bailey planes. Were these Type 11s or 12s sold with unmarked lever caps, or was the origina...

03-31-2011 10:57 PM

Price differences of hand planes on eBay? - 14 replies

Why is is that two Stanley Bailey #4 hand planes—in the same condition, same vintage, and with nearly identical shipping charges—can be sold on eBay within a couple hours of each other, and one goes for $15 and the other for $32. Is there something I’m missing?

03-31-2011 03:52 AM

Original price of a Stanley Bailey jack plane? - 3 replies

How much would a Stanley Bailey jack plane (no. 5) have cost in the 1920s or 1930s (in actual dollars). Anybody know?

03-30-2011 02:49 AM

Difference in old Stanley Bailey hand planes made in USA and England? - 2 replies

Are there significant differences in the old Stanley Bailey hand planes that were made in the USA and those made in England? Also, did Stanley make Bailey planes in Australia, too?

03-29-2011 10:31 PM

Parts for Stanley Bailey No. 7C jointer plane - 3 replies


03-29-2011 09:20 PM

Which brands of old hand plane make good users? - 8 replies

Obviously, there is a consensus that the old Stanley Bailey hand planes were good tools. There are several other old brands (e.g., Millers Falls, Record) that look very similar to the Stanley Baileys (presumably there was some copying going on after the patents expired). If I’m buying an inexpensive, old user plane on eBay, which brands ...

03-29-2011 09:11 PM

Offering to sell items to people on LJ? - 7 replies

Is it ethical/permissible to sell old tool parts here on LumberJocks? I have some parts left over from an attempt to restore a rusty old jointer plane, and would like to sell them if possible. At least two forum members have offered to buy some of the parts from me, but I don’t know what LJ’s policy is.

03-25-2011 10:39 PM

Do bevel-up and -down planes work differently if the iron cutting-surface angles are the same? - 2 replies

Let’s say I have two planes, one bevel-down and one bevel-up. I also have a plane iron with a bevel angle of 25 degrees. Let’s assume that this plane iron could fit into either the bevel-down plane (at 45 degrees) or the bevel-up plane (at 20 degrees). In both cases, then, the angles of the the two surfaces that define the ironsR...

03-25-2011 07:00 PM

First blog entry: a jig to aid removing rust from hand planes - 0 replies

I just finished my first blog entry on LJ, discussing a simple jig to help remove rust from hand planes using a chemical solution like citric acid or Evapo-Rust: Let me know what you think of the idea.

03-24-2011 10:27 PM

Stanley Bailey, blue finish, not a Bailey? - 8 replies

I bought an moderately old Stanley plane that was in good condition except for a thin, bright red layer of rust. The rust came off easily with Evapo-Rust, and I’m starting to fettle the plane. I thought the plane was a Bailey type 20 (because the base is blue, not black), but now I’m not sure. Did all Bailey plans have “Bai...

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