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Forum topic by Antipack34 posted 09-04-2011 05:40 AM 1211 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Antipack34

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09-04-2011 05:40 AM

My mom recently cleaned out her garage and found a Stanley Bailey No. 6 plane. It is in fairly good condition. 18” long, 3” wide, corrugated bottom and wood handles. I have been doing research as to know how old it is and whether or not it can be restored. So far my results are limited. Any info on this would be great.

Thanks

Cleaning out the garage finally paid off


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#1 posted 09-04-2011 05:46 AM

There is lots of info. Unless it has a lot of pitting, is cracked or twisted, it can be restored…. If you post some photos we can give you some more advise. There are a ton of plane restores on this site and a number of people (including me) have blogged the process.

To determine how old the plane is you use a type study.

I reccomend this one on the Rex Mill site. It has photos to help
http://home.comcast.net/~rexmill/planes101/typing/typing.htm

Another one
http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/type_study.php

For general information on Stanley Planes – Check out the blood and gore site
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 05:57 AM

The Rexmill site is very good and straightforward.

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 01:44 PM

A pic or 3 would provide very useful info…

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 01:48 PM

take a Look at my refernce site.

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