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Sharpeye

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03-17-2016 02:35 PM

Bought these both on eBay and received them yesterday. No. 5 Stanley Bailey for $25. and a Stanley 9 1/4 for $15. The No. 5 is in need of some work but the 9 1/4 is in usable condition and the blade is very sharp, and the handle has been repaired at some point. I’m new at this, so hopefully I did alright. Was kind of a spur of the moment thing as the auctions were ending and didn’t get to do too much research on the 9 1/4. Also, the seller of the No. 5 messaged me and said he has 2 more available and is supposed to be sending me pics.

-- If your hands are rough, it means you are doing things right.


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Ocelot

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 09:00 PM

I’ve bought 25 or so planes on ebay. Watch out! It’s addictive!

I recommend you visit the auto parts store and get a gallon of Evapo-Rust. It is reusable. Just soak the metal parts and pour the used stuff back in the jug. You can do a lot of planes before you need the second gallon… and you are going to buy a lot of planes. ;-)

Have you looked at the “Handplanes of your dreams” thread? There are over 50000 posts. You are not alone.

-Paul

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Sharpeye

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 10:00 PM

I’ll check that out. Also, I was planning on doing electrolysis to clean them. Good idea or bad?

-- If your hands are rough, it means you are doing things right.

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WhoMe

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 10:31 PM

Some people are very successful with electrolysis. And they get great results. A couple folks on the handplane thread use that method a lot. Also on the hand saw thread and tool restoration thread.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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Northerner

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 02:20 AM

there was someone on here that would take your old plane and machine the body square and do some other things which would also give the plane a ‘new’ look. i dont remember where i seen it but do some searching, it would be a great way to restore old planes to better then new condition!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning!

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Ocelot

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 07:58 PM



there was someone on here that would take your old plane and machine the body square and do some other things which would also give the plane a new look. i dont remember where i seen it but do some searching, it would be a great way to restore old planes to better then new condition!

- Northerner

That’s probably DonW.

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#6 posted 03-24-2016 08:34 PM

Northerner

^ Not DonW—you’re almost certainly referring to TablesawTom, who machines cast iron plane bodies

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#7 posted 03-24-2016 10:49 PM

http://www.tablesawtom.com/plane.htm

I’ve never used him, but his reputation is everywhere.

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#8 posted 03-29-2016 08:54 PM

Nice! I never saw tablesawtom before.

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#9 posted 03-29-2016 09:18 PM

Yup

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#10 posted 04-18-2016 05:02 PM

If you want a new lever cap for your block plane I think i have one. Both can be made to be great users. I can help you with that too. PM me if you want that part.

-- its better to plan on the task at hand than actually doing it........ You look smarter.

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