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Handplane Restoration #12: Stanley Bailey #4 1/2 Type 19

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 04-28-2007 05:52 AM 6940 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Stanley #4 Type 3/4? Part 12 of Handplane Restoration series Part 13: Record T5 Technical Jack Plane »

Thought I would get an easy one out of the way. I have to turn some pens this weekend for 4 of my co-workers that are retiring next month . I’m going to do some real nice kits and use some of my best materials. I’ll post some photos in the project section when I finish. It is also my Son’s 16th birthday so we have a party planned. Lots to do.

This 4 1/2 plane was purchased on of ebay. I normally shop on ebay when I am looking for a specific plane or other tools. It is a good way to find an older item in a short period of time. If I am hunting for bargins, I prefer flea markets and antique stores. Nothing like a little Nickle Creek on the iPod to get the whole the flea market shopping experience.

Here are some pictures of the plane.

Stanley Bailey #4 1/2 Front

Sole

Back

This plane is in excellent shape and no restoration is necessary. I’ve decided to retain the original blade in it’s current condition and will tag it and set it aside. I’ve replaced the blade and chipbreaker with a new hock blade and chip breaker.

Blade and chip breaker out

With Hock Blade

I gave the plane a light coat of wax and she is good to go.

Waxed

Next up will be one of the #5s.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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woodspar

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#1 posted 04-28-2007 05:58 AM

Thanks for posting the pix Wayne. I have a Stanley 220 and a mid-century Craftsman bench plane I need to tune up. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- John

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WayneC

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#2 posted 04-28-2007 06:06 AM

Your welcome John.

Ethan has a great blog entry on tuning up a block plane if you have not seen it. It has some good info for your 220. Also Matt has been working on handplane podcasts on his web site. There is some good info there as well.

Hopefully you will post some photos if you get around to reworking your planes.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 04-28-2007 06:33 AM

Thanks for the info!

-- John

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Ethan Sincox

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#4 posted 04-28-2007 02:05 PM

AND you listen to Nickel Creek, too, Wayne?

You’re my kind of woodworker. I got to see them live when they were just getting their feet wet at Bonnaroo 2002. They had one of the side stages, but there must have been most of 15,000 people at that stage to watch them. It was probably the biggest crowd they’d seen to that point because they were falling all over themselves trying to thank everyone for showing up.

Now you’re just making sure you have that dang’d turnscrew in there just to tease me, aren’t you?

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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WayneC

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#5 posted 04-28-2007 02:52 PM

I listen to all kinds of music. It is too bad Nickle Creek is breaking up. I first saw them on Austin City Limits. Bought their CD the next day.

No tease intended, it was just in the tool well from putting the #4 back together.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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rbterhune

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#6 posted 03-07-2010 05:00 PM

I was able to see Nickle Creek’s last show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville…killer.

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