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Forum topic by ernie posted 03-07-2013 08:14 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ernie

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03-07-2013 08:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

New to Lumberjocks, new to woodworking. Have two planes from G Grandfather in late 1800’s.
Bailey #7 I got cleaned up and working pretty well.
Stanley Rule and Level co. woody I would like to know if missing parts available and if so would it
be worth restoring?
My level in woodworking? Beginner at all. My trade, retired mechanic and machinest. Can read a rule.
Any info you can give or steer me in direction to learn for myself.
Thanks in advnace
Ernie

-- Ernie, Etna, WA


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#1 posted 03-07-2013 12:50 PM

Put some pictures up Ernie, hard to make fair comment without.
;-)

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 12:52 PM

^ Ditto!

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 07:28 PM

To racerglen and Smitty_Cabinetshop.
A bit isolated here and it took 10 days to get help to learn down load pics on here.
Plane is 20 inches long, 3 inches wide. Stanley R & L stamping is on the front end.
This passed down from Great grandfather. I have went through Patricks Blood & Gore Planes but
found no wood history. Any info on that line would be nice and if its identifiable, would the missing parts be
available.
I can give you more pics, measurements if needed.
Thanks in advance.
Ernie

-- Ernie, Etna, WA

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 07:35 PM

Wow, I’ve not seen an adjuster like that before on a Stanley. Need an expert on transitionals!

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 08:02 PM

Cap iron would have a “Liberty Bell” cast into it. There was an extra piece of steel added to the irons. Looks like a screwdriver blade. It engages the fork on the adjuster. The Id Number will have a 1 in it, as in a #120 or a #127.

Cap iron.

The plane in the back look firmiliar?

More parts….

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 08:09 PM

That’s it, Bandit!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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ernie

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#7 posted 03-17-2013 08:59 PM

Thanks Bandit,
I am missing the cap iron, iron & chip breaker. The adjuster of the frog does not move. Probably rusted in. I will
start renovation. Remove frog, penetrant oil and or evaporust soak. Clean up the wood and looking for the cap iron.
I thought I was the only one on here and so would not mention it, my workshop is in a pole barn, 1/4 mile from house, no insulation, small 14 inch fire box wood stove that barely gets temp to 50F on a 40F day providing the wind don’t blow. Wear long grey woolies and gloves winter time.
Thanks again for the timely help. ANybody, parts?
Ernie

-- Ernie, Etna, WA

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 02:07 AM

A little better view of the iron, showing that piece that engages the depth adjuster

Note the chip breaker. There is no slot for a depth adjuster to go through. Any other plane will have the slot, not these type of planes. This is from a Stanley #129 that I sold to a fellow here on LJs.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 03:41 PM

I missed this before. How is the restores coming?

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 04:37 PM

Looks like a #129 to me. It is listed in ‘Blood and Gore’...y’know, in the fireplace.
I’ve been searching for a 2 5/8” lever cap myself, for a year or two. I’m going to make one out of 1/4” aluminum bar if I have to.

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bandit571

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 05:17 PM

Stanley did a number on these planes. Depth adjuster is funky, needing an extra part to work. That slot is narrower than a normal slot, and the bolt is a different size, as well.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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