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Forum topic by JamieH posted 10-11-2010 02:45 AM 1155 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JamieH

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10-11-2010 02:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer plane

Well, I went and pulled the trigger on the hand planes at the local antique store. One Stanley Bailey no. 4, one Stanley Bailey no. 5, and a Shelton No. 14. Here are some pics. The No. 4 has a “C” stamped on the base, yet the sole isn’t corrugated. Hmm. I was thinking thats what the C stood for. Maybe it has been machined? Got all three for under 70 bucks, so I was satisfied.


Saturdway the family went to visit the inlaws. I scored a Delta Planer from my uncle in law for FREE. He just put a new set of blades in it. Slowly but surely I am getting things together.

Finally, I went to the Harbor Freight store on that trip and bought about 30 dollars worth of miscellaneous clamps. All in all, I couldn’t have asked for any better!


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swirt

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 05:43 AM

Nice score on the planes. They look good.

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Bill White

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 04:07 PM

I’ve had my #4C since 1967, and ya ain’t gettin’ it that cheap. You done GOOD!
Bill

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 04:22 PM

Great gets…you are on a roll for sure.

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Fencer257

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 02:03 AM

That’s a nice old Shelton. Their plane quality really deteriorated a lot in the later years but that’s a nice one. If the ‘C’ is stamped as opposed to cast possibly it is a PO’s identifying mark.

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JamieH

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 03:00 AM

The C is stamped. Makes more sense since the sole is smooth not corrugated. Thanks for the comments guys.

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canadianchips

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 03:46 AM

Good find. Did you notice the first 3 have no power cord ? lol
Which one is he going to use the most ?

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 01:06 PM

Lucky dog!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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JamieH

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 08:01 PM

Canadianchips-I was wondering where the cord plugged in?! DOH!

rivergirl-yep, right place at the right time!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 08:11 PM

Jamie, some people are just plain lucky. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 10-12-2010 08:24 PM

I have the same Shelton 14 plane. I got it for 5 dollars a few months ago. I completely restored it and refinished it and its used very often in my shop. When doing research on it I kept running into a lot of negative talk about Shelton brand planes. I personally feel it works just fine for what I use it for.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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