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Forum topic by jrc127 posted 02-23-2012 10:48 PM 1926 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2012 10:48 PM

Hi, folks

New here, but have been lurking for a while. I’m a fledgling luthier with a question. Have a Stanely Bailey No. 3 Type 7 plane with a broken frog. The top of the frog is broken off so there is no lateral adjustment lever. I haven’t started to restore it yet, but was wondering if there are replacement frogs available. Haven’t been able to locate one on the internet anywhere. I just want to make the plane serviceable.

Will a frog from another type fit?

Thanks, any help is appreciated.

jrc


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#1 posted 02-24-2012 03:23 AM

Plane frogs come up on ebay a lot. I think that may be your best bet. There are a lot of people on ebay that sell plane parts.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 03:25 AM

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 04:14 AM

While I am not sure, you may be able to use type 5-8. But not absolutely sure. Check ebay , if you have not yet. Good luck.

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 10:36 PM

shane’s right on. Reference

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 11:03 PM

Great! Good to know that at type 5-8 frog will work. Thanks.

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 12:19 AM

I would keep an eye on a used plane. Often you can pickup a old rusty or even a broken plane for parts.
Chk eBay & CL. You may save a little $

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 12:24 AM

Been lookiing, but it seems those types are hard to come by. If I have time this weekend, I’ll lap the bottom and clean it up some. I picked it up for $30 bucks – it’ll probably work okay even without a new frog,but it’s such a nice old plane I really want to spif it up. It really isn’t in bad shape except for the frog.

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 12:29 AM

I would guess your best hope will be a busted up old parts plane. Keep checking, one will come up eventually.

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 01:21 AM

I’ve got a couple, I checked, not your type :-)

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 01:31 AM

I was planing some guitar braces tonight with a No.33 (?) I got at Harbor Freight (I know, I know!). I tuned it up when I first brought it home. It works okay, but I’m looking forward to using this Stanley Bailey some day

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