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Forum topic by doyoulikegumwood posted 05-05-2010 07:08 PM 1223 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doyoulikegumwood

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05-05-2010 07:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

well it happened to me i went to a flea market and couldn’t help myself

so here’s what i got from left to right #6 bailey, #6 craftsmen, #5 1/2 bailey, #5 bailey, #5 handyman, C556mp handyman i think its a #3

all but the 2 handyman’s are ready for the shop but i probably will still restore them all haven’t decided yet.

i have 75 buck into all 6 of them

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more


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Milo

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 07:29 PM

Well, someone has to say it, so, I ignorantly, will say, you suck, youSuck, you SuhuCK!!!!!!!

;-)

XXOO

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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HokieMojo

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 10:45 PM

I’m not sure if these are your firstones or not, but I’ll say this. If you need to tune a plane, you might as well do a bunch at the same time to work more efficiently. Sounds like you got a pretty good price. I can’t see any damage or missing parts. I assume the rust is just superficial. a gallon of evaoporust would serve you well if these are meant to be users.

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 05-05-2010 10:53 PM

Looks like a great get.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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doyoulikegumwood

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 01:26 AM

these are my first higher quality planes as 1 when i started in wood working i never thought i would use them and 2 the prices to buy new is a tad on the lets say pricey.

the swede in me wont let me part with the kind of money needed to put together a collection like this new.

the only one that has any damage is the craftsmen there are two chunks out of the upward parts of the body which well not effect the use of the plane at all.

i still feel like i spent to much but i started finding all the bailey after i had already bought all the others.

lessen learned look at all the venders then start to buy

would i be best off striping them all the way down to bear metal and then repainting or leaving the original paint alone and just busting the rust off of them ?

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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docholladay

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 01:59 AM

If you want information about old planes and restoring same, here are a couple of useful links.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan1.htm

http://peterrobinson.galootcentral.com/spokeshaves/

Nice catch. If it were me, I would clean them up (Don’t get too carried away. You dont’ want to remove the patina, just the rust), sharpen them, tune them so they work well, then sell all of them but the Stanleys on eBay. You could probably get more for those than yu spent on the lot if they were clean. Then you can take the extra money and go buy more

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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