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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 04-20-2016 01:00 AM 381 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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04-20-2016 01:00 AM

So I found this Bailey plane at a antique shop. Picked it up because I’ve never seen one like it.
Shared the pictures with a family member and he’s thinking it may be a transition plane that’s been modified. Maybe so, but it is so clean and looks original.
The iron and chip breaker match but the cap is squared off. Only markings is “BAILEY” on the body and the “2” on the back of the cap. And Stanley stamp on the iron.
Anyone seen anything like it?

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 04-20-2016 01:27 AM

Stanley 35 or 36 transitional smoother. You can figure out which one by length and iron size. Info is here on Patrick Leach's site.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 04-20-2016 01:32 AM

I’m guessing the body of the plan is a shop-made, custom piece. If it’s a modified original, it’d still have the Stanley stamp on the front of it, on the end grain. Cool piece to do a very specific task, bet it works well, too.

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

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Troy Cleckler

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 01:39 AM



I m guessing the body of the plan is a shop-made, custom piece. If it s a modified original, it d still have the Stanley stamp on the front of it, on the end grain. Cool piece to do a very specific task, bet it works well, too.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


Whoever made it did a good job, it actually balances sitting upright too. I’m sure I’ll find a project I can make use of it on. Heck for 25 bucks, it’ll do just fine to just fine sitting in the shop to look at ever so often.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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Don W

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 09:04 PM

I agree with Smitty. Definitely modified to be something like a gutter plane.

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

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