|Forum topic by RickR||posted 2150 days ago||699 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
2150 days ago
So I was looking through my dad’s toolshed and he showed me two hand planes he has. There were little to no markings on them, but here’s what I’ve been able to figure out.
One is a a No. 4 – but it doesn’t say Stanley or anything anywhere, neither does it have any patent markings, etc. Unless I’m not looking the right place.
He also has a “Bailey” No. 6 – which I’m guessing is a fore plane. Like the no. 4 – there’s no markings on this beyond the “Bailey” and the “No. 6” on it.
I think they can both use some new wood handles, and definitely some tuning. Might even be worth it to spring for some new blades. My questions was twofold. first – do y’all have any good resources online (read: free) that explain the parts of the plane, how to disassemble and reassemble correctly and what the various adjustments do? If it goes over how to properly fettle a plane that’s even better.
second – how does a No. 6 Fore Plane differ from a No. 7 Jointer. I’m preparing for a project where I need to joint some edges so I can edge glue some boards together (more on that later in the projects section)
Can I use the No. 6 for jointing?
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