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Project by Bytesabit posted 09-16-2013 11:18 AM 1126 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got the last of my hand planes all cleaned up and ready for use!
It was a lot of work, but it was much less money invested and I now have a different respect for the tools.

Funny thing is, I just used a hand plane for the first time on a project last week!
It took a very good video from ””Renaissance Wood Working””:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QPw5I3sBXs to understand the hand plane and how/why to use:

The small one is a Stanley Bailey No. 78. I’m not sure if the front blade holder is supposed to have a blade, but pictures I’ve looked up seem to not have that blade installed. Does anyone know? If so, why the two blades?

I’m not sure what No. the wooden one is, but it’s 22” long… does that make it a jointer plane?





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 11:48 AM

Nice restoration on the planes, but I can’t help on the question of 2 blades. Look it up on Google and there should be one somewhere the way it was originally….....................cheers, Jim

Thanks, that was a good video on planing. I have 2 planes and rarely use them. I’ll go try one today to see if I can get it fined tuned like his was!!

I found this one on E bay for you. It says it is a rabbet plane and has a fence for setting the rabbet width but n blade in the front!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-Stanley-No-78-Wood-Work-Plough-Rabbet-Plane-Tool-Patented-/221252006641?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3383a5b2f1

And another:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261284469156&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

Here is an old #78 with a blade in the front! It does not say Bailey, though.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-STANLEY-1910-Wood-Plane-No-98-with-Fence-/161058081760?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257fcf4be0

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bytesabit

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 12:01 PM

Thanks Jim!

Yea, I searched google images for a bit, most I found had only 1 blade in. I’m yet to get a description…
I’ll lookup the manual or more later and post my findings :)

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Bytesabit

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 12:08 PM

This gives good description of use. Apparently you only use one position or the other at a time for different reasons… those reasons are explained here:
http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~flip/wood/planes/stanley-078.html

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 12:18 PM

The #78 has one iron. It’s meant to be moved front for a bull nose, back for a rabbet.

Nice restorations.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 12:27 PM

Your #78 appears to be missing the depth stop, rods and fence. Keep your eyes open for those as it makes the plane complete and much more useful. Very nice refurbs, and congrats on ‘first use!’ :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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JayT

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 01:35 PM

Nice job on the restorations!

Here is more information on your #78. That site is a great one to refer to for all things Stanley plane related.

At 22in long, the transitional would most likely be considered a jointer (it’s the same length as a #7 metal bodied jointer plane) and should work just fine for that purpose.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Bytesabit

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 02:18 PM

nice, I think I’m going to have to make some rails and depth gauge out of wood!

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philod

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#8 posted 09-18-2013 11:08 PM

Here is some info on the No. 78; a lot more info on this, and every other plane Stanley made, is at the Patrick Leach “Blood and Gore” site, located at:

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan10.htm

#78 Duplex filletster and rabbet plane, 8 1/2”L (8 1/4”, 1936 on), 1 1/2”W, 3lbs, 1885-1973.

“The plane has two beds for the cutter – one positioned for normal work, and the other for bullnose work. The cutter has no cap iron, and is held in place by a thumb screw activated lever cap. Earlier models, with the common floral vines cast into the handle, required hand adjustment to set the iron, but in 1925, a lever, which engages machined grooves in the backside of the iron, was provided to accomplish this. Around 1910, the handle has a fish scale-like pattern cast into it.”

Another resource is this eBay store, which may have the missing parts for your plane; I have done business with this gentleman, and his prices are the fairest I have seen, and service is first class. If you don’t see what you need, email him and see if he has it in his stock. Not everything is on eBay.

http://stores.ebay.com/New-Hampshire-Plane-Parts/_i.html?_fsub=3743222017

Good luck.

Phil OD

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WayneC

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#9 posted 09-18-2013 11:21 PM

I’ve gotten parts from New Hampshire Plane parts and had good luck as well.

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

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philod

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#10 posted 09-19-2013 12:07 AM

My apologies to JayT; I didn’t realize he had already posted the link to Blood and Gore 2 days ago.

Phil OD

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-19-2013 12:22 AM

You got me going with your post. I did some planing with my dad’s old plane and took a good look at it and I thought, it should be restored….. so that is what I am doing. I sandblasted the inside today and sharpened the blade on the diamond block. I just have to refinish the wood and I’ll put ‘er back together and post it.

thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......................Cheers, jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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