|Project by Tomoose||posted 08-01-2010 07:14 PM||1744 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
OK, so I don’t know anything about the history, types, or proper use of these planes. I got them both from an old farmer’s garage sale for $10 – figured I couldn’t go wrong for 10 bucks. The long one doesnt have a brand on it; it just says “made in USA.” The smaller one says Bailey No. 4 and has patent dates of MAR-25-02, AUG-19-02, and APR 19-10. The blade is marked Stanley Rule & Level CO., New Britain, Conn., USA. These two tools were really beat up and rusty, but a bunch of elbow grease, some black engine enamel, and some glue and they turned out pretty nice. I was able to put a really keen edge on both, and they cut some nice curls. The No. 4 had the big handle craked in half, so I used some Gorilla glue to mend it.
If any of you hand plane collector guys have some info on what type of planes these are, I would appreciate any info you could tell me. For that same group – sorry if I offended anyone by not using proper restoration techniques – I have seen some of the planes you guys have refurbished, and I now realize there are special paint’s etc. that many of you feel are the only way to go. Any tips on when and how to use these would also be appreciated!
Thanks for looking.
-- cut it twice and it's still too short...