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Everett1

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1111 days ago

Hello LJ’s,

So, i’m a woodworking noob (about a year under my belt, only time to do it as a hobby). I’m even more of a hand tool noob.

But I would love to change that, and “man up” and get my hands working with some hand tools.

My buddy found a no5 Bailey plane at a garage sale. Only 5 bucks.

Now, where do i get a blade for this guy? I’m going to follow this for the cleanup:

http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/restoring-a-stanley-no-7-jointer-plane/

Thanks in advance!

Ev

-- Ev in Framingham, MA


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WayneC

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#1 posted 1111 days ago

Lots of places. It depends on how much you want to spend.

Do you have a photo of the plane? There could be several things missing. Blade, chip breaker and lever cap are possibly missing.

eBay would probably be the cheapest option. There are a number of sites that sell used replacement blades and chipbreakers. I am guessing the price might be a bit more than I would recommend spending.

You can also get premium replacement blades and chipbreakers, Veritas, Hock, and IBC are some of the manufactures. I normally use Hock blades in my stanley planes.

Let me know which way your inclined to go and I can provide some links…

The link for restoration above looks pretty good. If you hit any snags, post them as questions. Lots of folks on this site have done restorations.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 1111 days ago

As always, WayneC will steer you right !

This is currently on Ebay… http://cgi.ebay.com/STANLEY-PLANE-2-IRON-BLADE-4-5-VTG-NOS-12-313-/250817347664?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a65e10050#ht_5423wt_1181

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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WayneC

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#3 posted 1111 days ago

Here is another option.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BBtm-STANLEY-2-inch-Plane-Blade-Cap-Iron-/320740979157?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aada6f1d5

I would really like to see a photo of the plane. Ir would guide in refining the recommendation.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Everett1

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#4 posted 1111 days ago

Wow, i love how fast people respond on here!

Duh, should have had these before.


Folks, again, thank you so much for the help!

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1111 days ago

Thanks. Initial looks says it is a good plane and worth investing time and effort into it. Any patent dates or printing on the bed of the plane behind the frog. You are going to need a lever cap as well as blade and chip breaker…

Something like this for the lever cap. Chip breaker and blade are in the link above if you want to go low cost. I would also consider getting a blade and chipbreaker if you have the cash…

http://cgi.ebay.com/STANLEY-2-LEVER-CAP-MY-LOT-18-/310334665032?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4841633148

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1111 days ago

Well, the pieces you’ve got look to be in good shape, and a good buy at $5. The problem is it looks like you need a lever cap and chip breaker as well as a blade.

You can look on eBay for parts, but my recommendation would be to wait for an old #5 to come up for auction that has a damaged sole, but a decent blade assembly. You could pick up something like that for less than the parts would cost separately.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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David Grimes

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#7 posted 1111 days ago

Yeah, that can be a keeper.

LOL I like your links for price better, Wayne !

Ever noticed how the white paint splatter is standard on all old Stanley planes ? (Except the “scroat” = yellow).

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1111 days ago

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bigike

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#9 posted 1111 days ago

I would go for a hock blade and chip breaker.
http://hocktools.com/
http://www.craftsmanstudio.com/html_p/planeblades.htm

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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glassyeyes

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#10 posted 1111 days ago

Ditto on the Hock irons.

-- Now, where did I put those bandaids?

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WayneC

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#11 posted 1111 days ago

With a Hock Blade/Chip breaker it should look similar to this 4 1/2 when your done. Not quite as wide…

Stanley Bailey 4 1/2 handplane with hock plane

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#12 posted 1111 days ago

If you get a parts plane, a #4 would work as well. They are the same width as the #5.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don W

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#13 posted 1111 days ago

although it looks like your missing the cap iron as well. There is ahot of plane parts on the blood and gore site. There are several listed on “ebay for $5 – $9.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Everett1

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#14 posted 1109 days ago

so i cleared off some muck behind the frog and it says “1910” on it. Should I not mess with it? lol

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 1109 days ago

If there is only that one 1910 patent date behind the frog, it is probably a type 13, manufactured between 1925-28. These are nice planes, so you’ve definitely got a keeper. Don’t hesitate to fix it up.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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