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10-08-2016 12:08 AM

I refinished a Dunlap No 4 a few weeks ago and was telling a friend about it. He told me he had his wife’s grandfather’s old Bailey No 5 that he’s never going to use and since I took him golfing a few times this summer (had some free gift certificates), he’d give it to me. Pretty good trade! Had some surface rust and some chips in the blade but it was much easier than the Dunlap and is cutting much nicer shavings now. Corrugated bottom was pretty flat. I sanded for maybe 5 minutes before it was flat. The rear handle was broken, but not even noticeable until I took it off. I glued it back up.


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#1 posted 10-08-2016 01:54 AM

Nicely done.

Time to get a couple more :)

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#2 posted 10-08-2016 10:48 AM

That’s a sweet looking older #5. If you could post some more pics, maybe someone could tell you how old it is.

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#3 posted 10-08-2016 12:02 PM

That plane, judging by the length of the iron, was used plenty and well cared for. Great pick-up, congrats. To me it looks pre-WWI in vintage.

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 02:45 PM

I can take some more pics. Would be nice to identify. I’m pretty new to hand planes though. What do you need a pic of specifically?

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 04:22 PM


I can take some more pics. Would be nice to identify. I m pretty new to hand planes though. What do you need a pic of specifically?

- PeteK

From the current pic we can already see that the knob is a mushroom type and that there’s no support ring cast into the body near the knob. It’d be nice to see a better look of the base of the knob to determine if there’s a bead at the bottom of the knob.

A good look at the frog, logo on the blade, lateral adjustment lever, the depth adjuster knob, and the patent dates on the body would tell us a lot. I suspect this is pre-1920’s:
some ideas:



You can also go to http://rexmill.com/planes101/typing/typing.htm

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Don W

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 09:15 PM

My site may help as well, http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/stanley-bench-plane-typing/

Let me know if you need any help. Start with the patents behind the frog.

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#7 posted 10-08-2016 11:29 PM

OK, now I am officially extremely intrigued! Here’s some more pics.

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#8 posted 10-08-2016 11:30 PM

Its a type 11. One of the most sought after!

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#9 posted 10-08-2016 11:40 PM



Its a type 11. One of the most sought after!

- Don W

Cool!

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#10 posted 10-09-2016 01:20 AM

Sought after, not necessarily ‘rare’ or necessarily ‘extra valuable,’ if you know what I mean. But many folks end up assembling a “Type 11” assortment of Stanley bench planes. They are exceptional performers, about as good as the Company every produced.

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#11 posted 10-09-2016 04:04 AM


Sought after, not necessarily rare or necessarily extra valuable, if you know what I mean. But many folks end up assembling a “Type 11” assortment of Stanley bench planes. They are exceptional performers, about as good as the Company every produced.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

I’m not worried about the value. I plan to use it and I can tell it’s a quality tool compared to the dunlap #4 I just refinished. If it was like $500 I might consider selling, or tell the friend who gave it to me he should sell it. Thanks for helping identify

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#12 posted 10-09-2016 04:26 AM

Perfect approach, well done Pete! And welcome to the Slippery Slope! :-)

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#13 posted 10-09-2016 11:49 AM



Perfect approach, well done Pete! And welcome to the Slippery Slope! :-)

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

What Smitty said.

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#14 posted 10-09-2016 01:02 PM

Sweet! I have a type 11 No. 4, and a No. 7. Been looking for a No. 5 like that to round out the set.

Brian

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