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816 days ago

Over the last couple of months I’ve been putting together a full working set of Stanley Bailey pattern planes, the only rules were: These are for me to keep so get good ones, no type 16 (1933-1941) or later, and forget the #1 and #2 Baileys, I would guess for someone they would be in their working set but what the hey it’s my post and my working set :-).

Bottom row working right to left is a #3 type 13 (1925-1928), a #4 type 13 and a #5 also a type 13.

Top row working left to right is a #6 type 9 (1902-1907), a #7 type 9, and a #8 type 8 (1899-1902).

All have Hock irons and chip breakers. In my opinion you can not buy a better set of planes, not a Bedrock, LN, Clifton, or LV. YMMV.


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#1 posted 816 days ago

Another view:

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#2 posted 816 days ago

Last one:

Just want to add: They are setting on my almost finished Roubo bench. Just need to install the leg vise, cut the tenons on the legs and stretchers and then draw bore it all together.

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#3 posted 816 days ago

Very nice set BubbaIBA, looks like they found a good home, good job.

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#4 posted 816 days ago

You have chosen well sir. Very nice collection, indeed. Happy planing!

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#5 posted 816 days ago

Ahhhhhh….. The Battleships, Cruisers, Frigates …........... all in port at the same time.

Nice looking fleet Bubba!

+1 on the Hock blades as well.

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#6 posted 816 days ago

You have a beautiful set of planes and I know that you are proud of them. Congratulations.

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#7 posted 816 days ago

well done.

It would be intersting to know how they are tuned. As in the #5 is sharpened with a camber with a wider mouth for a jack, the #8 is sharpened square but the #7 has a camber, etc. I like to hear the differnt opinions on how and why they get set up.

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#8 posted 815 days ago

Thanks guys, they came to me as the usual collection of rust and grime. I think they cleaned up nicely. This is the first time I’ve bought with a goal in mind, usually I just see one that I think will clean up and make a good user with no thought as to if I have one like it already or where it would fit with the rest of my planes, if it looks good I buy it….it is just a short step to the slippery slope of collecting instead of just buying and rehabbing for fun. I noticed I have 3 type 13s, only need 3 more to have a type 13 collection or for that matter only 4 more for a type 9 collection :-).

Don,

I’m off to work, will answer your question once I’m back home.

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#9 posted 815 days ago

Don,

I have a couple of scrub planes for quick hogging if needed, so none of this bunch has a lot of camber. The 5 is set up to work as a Jack with the ends of the iron relived and a relatively open mouth, the irons of the rest are pretty straight with tight mouths. I have a couple of electrical apprentices to do the heavy lifting of truing and dimensioning, so the planes are mostly for finish work.

ken

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#10 posted 815 days ago

so I have to ask one last question. Do you consider your set complete, or are you still building the collection?

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

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#11 posted 815 days ago

Don… I dont think he could answer that without fibbing. :)

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Don W

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#12 posted 815 days ago

oh, I already know the answer, I was trying to see if he does.

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#13 posted 815 days ago

Ship, ain’t that the truth :-).

Don,

The set is complete in it is what I planned, a set of working planes that are the most common for hand tool use. It is incomplete in it is of different “types”. I expect I will over time build out sets with only the same “types” and I will add specialty planes as well. Or I could just forgo building sets and just add to my collection where I’m short in numbers i.e. specially planes and I only have a couple of #8s and #7s where if you dug around I expect you could find more than a dozen #3s and #4s stuck in corners of the shop.

In short, planes are an addiction so no collection is complete….just the original goal is finished for now.

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#14 posted 815 days ago

well said. You’ve done a nice job on the restores. Its a great looking set, complete or otherwise.

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

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#15 posted 814 days ago

Nice collection, Bubba! I like the Jeep too!!!

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