|Forum topic by DocChris||posted 09-01-2015 09:34 AM||725 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-01-2015 09:34 AM
Good day sirs! Newbie to woodworking here. I’ve recently found myself in need of a hand plane and looking at what’s available in the local home depots here in the Philippines I was short listed to these two:
1. Stanley Bailey #3 for P2,429 or roughly 52 US dollars
2. Stanley non-adjustable block plane for P1,479 or 31.69 US dollars
Did research on them and all infos in the web pointed me towards buying an old Stanley, or a Veritas / Lie-Nielsen. The Veritas and Lie-Nielsen choice is out of the question (for now) due to cost. I saw a lot of second hand Stanleys on EBay within budget but the shipping costs much more than the unit. Furthermore there’s this apprehension regarding shipping something valuable here (lots of stuff disappear thru Customs).
However I saw a local “ebay” site here with an ad for a second hand Stanley Bailey marked Made in England. It was priced at P1,000 (approximately 21-22 US dollars). Bought it with the idea of making a project restoring it and using it as my first plane.
I would like to ask you guys here if you can give me any info about this plane. The seller had no idea about it just that it came from the UK and wasn’t used all that much and stored away. He needed the extra cash that’s why he sold it.
I researched around and I’m guessing what I have is a type 19 based on the Y-shaped bottom casting. However I’m not sure. All info on the web only discusses Stanleys up to type 20. No info on what the planes after Type 20 looked liked so for all I know I may have a plane that was made just 5 years ago which resembles a type 19 (What did the Stanley planes after type 20 looked liked?) Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks and Cheers from the Philippines!