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Forum topic by ShipWreck posted 05-08-2012 07:56 PM 1067 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ShipWreck

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05-08-2012 07:56 PM

Made a trip out to the country in Sussex county Va. today to inspect a property for the bank. It was a abandoned old farm house with a attached barn. As I was taking pictures I caught a glimpse of these 2 old pieces sitting on a cross beam. They are a little worse for wear, but should turn into good users. The large plane is a Bailey #6 with a attached hornets nest at the adjusting knob. The little one is a “no name” brand? The only marks on it are Made in USA.


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 08:02 PM

Nice find. Keep us posted on the restoration.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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John

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 08:12 PM

what a great find! if you plan to use electrolysis to remove the rust, it would be great to see some step by step pics

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 08:26 PM

So in reality you stole them from the Bank !!!

Priceless !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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ShipWreck

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 10:04 PM

I just did a little rust removal from the blade on the #4. It is a Stanley ” Two Tone” plane. There is no way that I am going to restore it the way it was made. A yellow and blue plane? They sure painted these up ugly.

Here is a picture of a original Stanley “Two Tone” #4

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stanley-No-4-Two-tone-plane-11017-/150636077218

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 12:47 AM

shipwrerck … i kinda like the hot rodded colors on the two tone #4 … run a racing stripe up the lever cap and iron and you might get a sponsor!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 05-12-2012 02:07 PM

Nice find, update us when you start restoring the plane.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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RussellAP

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#7 posted 05-12-2012 02:13 PM

I might try to paint some of my planes. I thought I’d so something distinctive with them like put a red racing stripe down the sides.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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