LumberJocks

How old is my Stanley Bailey no. 5??

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by SawdustBrewery posted 970 days ago 3292 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View SawdustBrewery's profile

SawdustBrewery

1 post in 1127 days


970 days ago

I picked up a Stanley Bailey no. 5 at an antique store for $20 and cannot determine its age. I used the Jay Sutherland flowchart to get an estimate, but since its for the no. 4, I cannot be sure. According to the flowchart, its from around 1933-1941. Can anyone verify this based on the pictures? I didnt include a pic of the top of the iron, but it has Stanley Made in England on it.

Thanks in advance!!


4 replies so far

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3403 posts in 2586 days


#1 posted 970 days ago

http://hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/index.php
There is a wealth of info here. Check it out.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View racerglen's profile

racerglen

2293 posts in 1406 days


#2 posted 970 days ago

Can’t help much from the pics but try Patrick’s Blood and Gore web site, he has a very detailed view of virtualy EVERY plane that lord Stanley ever made

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

View Loren's profile

Loren

7389 posts in 2273 days


#3 posted 970 days ago

Probably about right. A hunch tells me it could be considerably newer.
I think the Made in England Stanley’s have never been thoroughly
type-studied, just the USA made ones.

In any case, that’s a nice plane for what you paid, very nice – with
a good tote, a nice high knob and the grooved sole, which,
I like the feel of in a jack. My flat-soled #5’s just don’t quite
feel right to me.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5417 posts in 2001 days


#4 posted 970 days ago

Type 19, 1948-1962 was the first year they offered the red paint on the lever cap and the rounded corners on the iron.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase