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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #4: Before and After pictures, and some shavings

08-10-2013 03:30 AM by MrFid | 5 comments »

Back again! It’s been a little while since I posted on this thread about restoring a Stanley Bailey No 7 jointer. I had basically finished the plane last episode, but I hadn’t gotten around to taking pictures (too busy jointing wood, I guess!). Before I post pictures of the final product, I should say that the tote is still broken. I tossed around the idea of making my own, to the point even where I downloaded specs that would have allowed me to do it. However, here’...

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #3: Final cleaning and japanning

07-28-2013 09:52 PM by MrFid | 5 comments »

Well hello again! This is part 3 in my jointer plane restoration. When we last spoke, I had done the electrolysis process on the body and frog, as well as the smaller parts such as the cap lever, iron, and chip breaker. I also need to mention that the frog that came with the plane was broken off so as not to include the top part or the lateral adjusting lever. Ebay came through with a new one. If I may plug one of my favorite sellers, NHPlaneParts is the man. Granted I am in MA, so th...

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #1: Patient Intake

07-24-2013 08:49 PM by MrFid | 8 comments »

First blog entry on LJs. I have restored two other planes before this one (both Bailey No. 5s… one for use as a jack, one for use as a scrub), but this one will definitely be the best documented. Here goes. FYI I am done with this restoration and will be adding entries in chronological order as time permits. Truthfully, I’ll try to sneak in an entry between entertaining my 7-month-old. While browsing the Craiger, I came across a sale for a bunch of stuff (none of which I ne...

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Ridiculous Tool Gloat

07-21-2013 09:08 PM by Deycart | 6 comments »

Last month I was chatting with a guy who ran a used tool shop near me and the conversation drifted to talking about planes. He lamented the fact that he had trouble selling the planes he purchased and I gave him a quick lesson on how to figure the value of an average plane and separate the good ones from the junk. In exchange for my lesson he told me about a guy who was selling his collection of tools up the street. This is what I came home with for about 280. Stanley No 2, No 5 SW, No 23,...

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Just PLANE HOOKED!

07-15-2013 03:38 AM by CFrye | 27 comments »

I am signed up for the 2013 Hand Plane Swap. Never have used a plane so I thought I should remedy that. Stopped at a few flea markets this afternoon… First one was closed, the second was a dry run and the third was, as they say, the charm. They had two booths with hand planes! The proprietor led me here: and I immediately thought ‘Those are in too good of shape to be in my price range.’ I said as much just as her husband showed up with two more from “The Tool Man&#...

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Refueling the spirit, begin again we must.

07-10-2013 11:09 PM by jjw5858 | 12 comments »

Hello friends, It has been a little while since sitting down to write a blog to share with you. Lately I have found myself in a small rut. I had involved myself in some social media wood working groups. Guess what? I really began to miss Lumberjocks pretty quick….lol. Not to say that I was leaving my participation from LJ’S …...no way. But I will gladly say that I began to really miss the inspiring camaraderie that I have always experienced on here. I was looking for that...

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The Stanley #444 Dovetail Plane #2: Set-up & Link to Video Trailer

03-23-2013 03:29 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 48 comments »

This second installment of the #444 mini-series details the set-up required to use the Stanley Dovetail Tongue and Groove Plane and concludes with the layout of joints to be cut. Fettling a #444If hand planes are part of your tool arsenal, fettling has probably become a part of your shop routine and vocabulary. Loosely defined, to fettle a plane (or any tool for that matter) is to make it ready for action with optimal effectiveness. Aside from setting and honing the primary bevel of the pl...

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Tools Anonymous #8: My three Stanleys

03-14-2013 04:21 PM by Sandra | 17 comments »

For better or worse, I’ve dipped my foot in the handtool pool. A few weeks ago, I purchased a lovely ‘tricked out’ Stanley #4 from Don W. as well as a Sweetheart #3 from an anonymous LJ. Both planes were auctioned off by LukieB for charity. While I was waiting for the planes to make it across the border, I picked up a Bailey Stanley #4 that looked like this: I wanted to take one apart and understand how it works before possibly ruining all the work that was al...

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Skill Building #8: A Dovetail Tongue and Groove Plane

03-13-2013 04:30 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 57 comments »

Last time I messed with the Stanley #444, the side walls of groove were pretty ratty. Not that they’d be seen, of course, but the product means the nickers aren’t sufficiently sharp. A little work on the fine DMT showed it wasn’t flat on the outer surface of either of the two nickers. I worked each just enough to get the surfaces flat. Then I carefully worked the primary bevels of each on the fine DMT. They’ve got a ‘camber’ to them alr...

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Huge Estate Sale - 300+ Planes!

01-22-2013 03:31 AM by grfrazee | 2 comments »

This past weekend there was an estate sale in Ottawa, IL. The owner of the estate apparently was a huge tool collector, because there were more planes on sale there than I’ve ever seen in my life. For example, the owner had five No. 113s, at least five #12s, more block and bench planes than I could keep track of, and the ever elusive and ever-so-tiny Stanley #1. Since I’ve been looking for a few things, I figured I might as well make the 1:15 drive from Downers Grove and ...

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