Thats right, i said it … tool gloat. This weekend was a good weekend for this guy. This week I came across a Delta Air Filtration unit on the craiger for $100 and after dragging my feet for a few days i finally picked up this unit along with a couple of books on finishing .. final price $90.
Then this morning, while i was out cleaning the garage i was left a message from a gentleman i treid to buy a dust collector off of about 6 months ago. He and I had got to talking and i had told him i was getting into hand planes and that i had a pile of reclaimed oak and pine , so on and so forth. Well come to find out he was commisioned to build some sort of hobbit doors and the reclaimed pine i had would be perfect for his project. “i dont have any money but i do have a Bailey #6 that we could trade for” ... come on over. So for 4 pieces of wide board 100 year old pine the #6 was mine. Welcome to the family 6er.
After a bit of research its a type 11 plane. Its in great shape for almost 100 years old, no pitting, no cracks on the handle or tote, plenty of iron left, and about 90% japanning left.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty