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needshave

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512 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

I’m in a antique/junk store looking at a No 5 Bailey Hand plane. Some surface rust, but light. Cap says Stanley. Wood handle and knob appear to be original finish. What’s it worth. They are asking 35.00.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 512 days ago

Any pics?
Bill

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#2 posted 512 days ago

I see #5’s on ebay for around this price. However, they usually go for more. I usually buy good Stanley users on Ebay that are in reasonably good shape but I’m in no way a collector or expert.

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#3 posted 512 days ago

Is there black japanning on the plane body, or is it painted blue or maroon? The last two are an indicator of a more recent vintage and is a lower quality tool.

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needshave

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#4 posted 512 days ago

BT,

There is black japanning on the plane body. I don’t think the knob and tote will need refinished. The cap appears to be chrome maybe nickle. but some surface rust that can be taken care of.

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#5 posted 512 days ago

If you can get him to $25 it would be a good deal IMO. $35 is fair but its probably gonna need a bit of work.

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#6 posted 512 days ago

does the knob and tote appear to be rosewood, or painted? If its rosewood then $35 is fair. Not cheap but fair. If its painted, take chrisstef advice.

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needshave

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#7 posted 512 days ago

The knob and tote are not painted. The wood is in very good original condition, and I doubt that it would need refinished. I don’t see any cracks.

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