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Vintage Restorations #3: Stanley Bailey Hand Planes

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Just some hand planes I restored a while back. I did date them, for the life of me, I can’t remember the dates I got! If I remember correctly, one of them is late 1920’s vintage, and one was late 1910’s vintage.

-- - Rich



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Don W

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#1 posted 969 days ago

great restorations. How do they work?

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 969 days ago

I think by pushing them back and forth on boards… :-)

Seriously, those are a couple of great-looking tools. Well done!

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

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Don W

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#3 posted 969 days ago

ahhh Smitty, that made me chuckle.

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

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smndrummer

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#4 posted 968 days ago

Smitty is quite right, back and forth. Haha. They work great though. I ended up getting some Hock blades for them. Fantastic. – Rich

-- - Rich

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#5 posted 968 days ago

I thought they worked by pushing them forward on boards? I didnt know they went backwards!

They look great, well done.

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#6 posted 968 days ago

The tall knob style on each plane, combined with three patent dates and plain lever caps, makes me think they’re Type 12s. And the larger depth adjuster wheel on the wide smoother (a 4 1/2, by chance?) means it’s later than T11s. The jack is harder to tell, but might indeed be an 11. But Stanley did the mix and match thing, too. Always interesting! Either way, excellent users that will serve you well for decades, if not longer.

Shane, I’m going to stick with back and forth. I’ve not been able to master the single pass method of planing just yet. :-)

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

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