The Slippery Slope #4: New addition to the family - Tool Gloat

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 06-11-2011 09:47 PM 3957 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 02:17 AM

Nice score! That plane is a beauty. I have some high quality particle board shelving to trade. Just saying.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 02:29 AM

Nice, my favorite vintage of Stanley Bailey.

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

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#3 posted 06-12-2011 03:30 AM

Congrats on a nice gloat.

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 02:42 PM

I was pretty excited when i finally got a good look at the plane, i cant wait to pull it out of its evapo-bath this morning and see what it truly reveals. Dan – i hear that stuffs big out west right now, ohh and in Europe too.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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