|Forum topic by dfdye||posted 12-07-2010 12:20 PM||2188 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-07-2010 12:20 PM
This is sort of an odd request, but I was wondering somebody may have an old Stanley Bailey Type 13 or 14 No. 5 plane they would be willing to part with for a reasonable price. I have a type 14 No. 7 and a type 13 No. 4, and I would like to get a matching No. 5 to complete that set. It is very easy to identify whether a Bailey plane is a type 13 or 14—it will have a a single patent date behind the frog reading “U.S. PAT. APR-19-10.”
I would really prefer a Type 14 with a standard sole (non-corrugated) that has the original handles, blade and chip breaker, but if you have a plane missing some of these, that isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, so please let me know! I am definitely looking for a plane that has not been restored since I am really on a tight budget for this, and am willing to offer up to $40 including shipping for a half decent plane.
So as not to insult anyone with this low-ball price offer, I’ll get right to the bottom line: $40 is the budget imposed by the executive finance committee (AKA my dearest wife), so I am not really in a position to argue with her too much. You see, the reason I am asking around here is that I would like to be able to complete a set of planes as a Christmas present to me from my wife.* I made the mistake of telling my wife what I could get one of these in decent shape, but that looks ugly for ~$20.00 + S&H on Ebay or at one of the local flea markets. While I am still confident I will be able to do this, I just don’t think I’ll be able to find this specific one between now and Christmas.
If you have a type 14 that that you think is worth more, trust me, I completely understand! I really am not looking to low-ball anyone. I just know that a bunch of LJ’s pick up project planes at yard sales or swap meets and may happen to have one of these ugly planes stashed away that they may be willing to sell.
Thanks a ton, and I KNOW this is a zany request!
-- David from Indiana --