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Forum topic by BubbaIBA posted 06-05-2012 03:36 AM 1592 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2012 03:36 AM

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 06-05-2012 03:37 AM

Another view:

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 03:38 AM

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 06-05-2012 03:42 AM

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

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 03:52 AM

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

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 09:49 AM

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 06-05-2012 11:09 AM

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

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 12:37 PM

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 06-05-2012 01:14 PM

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 06-06-2012 03:51 AM

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 06-06-2012 11:22 AM

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

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#11 posted 06-06-2012 11:47 AM

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

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#12 posted 06-06-2012 11:56 AM

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

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 12:23 PM

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 06-06-2012 12:34 PM

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

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#15 posted 06-06-2012 01:15 PM

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

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