Restored No. 6 Bailey

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Project by blackcherry posted 964 days ago 1683 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Jock’s hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, today post is a restored Bailey No.6 patent date Apr.10, this one has the high balloon front Rosewood knob and Rosewood Tote no cracks or repairs. The bottom is a corrugated sole with a nicely flat profile, little flattening on my part. The Japanning is probably in the 85 + range so I decided to leave it alone with minor cleaning. The blade is from the Sweetheart era and has a nice edge. I sorry no before pic’s but this little unit clean up nicely and is performing like a charm. I have multiple of this unit so I think I willing to hear any offers if interested give me a pm offer. Thanks for viewing …BC

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#1 posted 964 days ago

Great job, you got it looking good. well done.

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#2 posted 964 days ago

That is one sweet cleanup, well done! Looks like most of the characteristics of a Type 13. My favorite.

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#3 posted 964 days ago

Correct Smitty, Made between 1925-1928 Type 13 all nickel plated cap…

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#4 posted 964 days ago

beautiful plane, beautiful plane….

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#5 posted 964 days ago

great job.

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#7 posted 964 days ago

That is a thing of beauty . . . well done!

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#8 posted 964 days ago

Wilson, it looks new to me.
I just picked up a Bailey No.4 from a “thrift shop” and hope I can get it looking half as good as this.
Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 964 days ago

Beautiful job on the plane.

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#10 posted 964 days ago

That’s a beauty!

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#11 posted 964 days ago

Looks nice, I’ve got an old one that was my grandfather’s I hope to have looking like that soon

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#12 posted 964 days ago

Nice reflections off your hard work on the clean up. Fine shavings tell me you honed that puppy pretty good.

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#13 posted 964 days ago

It’s a fine plane will grace someone’s shop.

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#14 posted 964 days ago

WOW, nice job. Like that plane. I have one exactly like it. Good restore.

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#15 posted 964 days ago

Did you replace the blade?

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