old tools box restoration #3: Stanley Bailey No.7 back to life.....

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Blog entry by bern92 posted 01-31-2010 07:01 PM 1596 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Here is a Stanley Bailey No. 7 Part 3 of old tools box restoration series Part 4: More tools from the old tool box »

Here is the plane back to life after a good bath in Evapo-rust, a good buffing, a blade sharpening and wipe-on poly on the handle. I did some test in maple, walnut and pine. The first stroke in walnut put a large smile in my face. In the last pic you can see my little helper….look at that smile. It is because i told him that some day those tools are gonne be his. Take a look at part #1 to see pics of the tool box and some of my tools.

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 07:25 PM

nice job, looks sweeet

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 07:29 PM

Looks nice. I redid a #7 recently also. I just love way it feels pushing through wood.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 07:56 PM

Well done.

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

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 08:19 PM

Great looking plane, I love seeing more planes being restored. Great Job

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 08:20 PM

Great work on that one
and my smile wuold allso
have been that big
if you have told me
the same
he will proppely
ask you every day
from now
“when can I have the tools”


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#6 posted 01-31-2010 08:40 PM

Great job friend!

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 02:56 PM

great job Larry, but be truthful your helper did all the work right? LOL

-- Robert-maine

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 03:05 PM

Frame that last picture. Someday he will put it on the wall of his shop and remember you daily.

I wish I could find a S/B #7, still looking.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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