Stanley Bailey No5 Type 19 Restoration

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Project by Straust posted 03-14-2018 04:36 AM 1602 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Restoration of a Stanley Bailey No5 Type 19

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 12:56 PM

Nice work. A worthwhile plane to restore. I have a similar no.5 I bought new almost 40 years ago. I accidentally dropped it on a cement floor about 25 years ago and broke off a large piece of one of the cheeks, but it still works fine and I still use it often as it is one of my favorite planes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-14-2018 01:29 PM

I can’t wait to put it to use I have been having a blast just restoring this one. I have a few more I have picked up recently that I am going to restore as well.

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#3 posted 03-14-2018 08:43 PM

Nice work. I have a similar plane that is my main user.

-- Pax - Maryland - Looking stupid is my superpower

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#4 posted 03-14-2018 09:00 PM

This is a beautiful tool and so nicely restored.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-14-2018 09:25 PM

Great job.These planes work as well as any of the expensive new ones on the market at a fraction of the cost, and there’s always something special about using a tool that you raised from the dead.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#6 posted 03-14-2018 11:23 PM

Looks nice!

I am currently restoring a Stanley #5 type 12. Someone dropped it in its past and broke off the front of the sole. They welded it back on, but it was a 16th of an inch high. So im having to flatten it, I have already put 3 hours or so flattening on sandpaper and a surface plate. Only got about 1/128th to go. Should have a nice tool afterward though. The front handle no longer fits because there was so much rust. Only 6 bucks though so can’t complain too much.

-- John Darlington Sc

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#7 posted 03-15-2018 01:07 AM

Nice work, I’ll bet that took a lot of patience and hard work.

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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#8 posted 03-15-2018 07:07 AM

Great job. I restored a #5 Bailey some years ago and it is my go to plane.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 03-16-2018 06:10 AM

Looks really nice. I don’t no what it is, but I just love seeing cleaned up planes like that. It’s like plane porn…lol…Any special technique for getting the rust off? Any other tips? Thanks.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#10 posted 03-16-2018 02:49 PM

Very nice! Do you have any details from the restoration?

-- David, Center of Alabama, Clemson Tiger in Hostile Territory!

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