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02-09-2014 04:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools plane

So I bought a Bailey #5 and a yet to be determined plane. 48 bucks for the both of them did I over pay?


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#1 posted 02-09-2014 04:47 AM

Pics would be helpful.

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 04:48 AM

It depends on condition, but you can’t really go wrong with a vintage Bailey!

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 04:50 AM

Sorry was trying to figure that out it didn’t work out initially.

Lets see if this works.

ok so I am using Imgur and I can’t get this to work.

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 04:55 AM

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 05:02 AM

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 05:38 AM

It’s easy.

Have the photo on your computer, know the location and file name. It must be in jpeg (jpg) format.

Start a post or comment.

Click on the img button.

Click on Browse button.

Use the file selection dialog to locate the file. Select the file then click the Open button.

Click the Insert this image button.

The image will be inserted at the first line of your post. It’s the entry that starts and ends with ! marks and has an Amazonaws.com url. You can cut it and paste it where you want it to go in your post.

This work well for photos on your computer. No need to use photobucket or any other online photo service.

Herb

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 12:53 PM

The #5 can be made into a nice user. Get it tuned and sharpened and take it for a spin.

The second plane is a newer #220 knock off. Maybe a Great Neck or similar. Not a great plane but they are ok for simple block work.

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#8 posted 02-09-2014 02:21 PM

Thanks Herb I think when I tried it i must not have hit the insert image button. But I got hem up there eventually. Don how do you suggest cleaning them up I am a complete newb at this?

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#9 posted 02-09-2014 02:34 PM

Ammo – head over to Don’s website (in his tagline) – Don is known around these parts as “Don Yoda” because of his work refurbing tools like yours. And he’s right, they can be fine users for you with some effort. One thing I’d suggest is taking a razor blade to the base of the #5 to get the gunk and rust off of the sole. And even if it has some pitting, it’s not a big deal on a jack plane.

Welcome to the Slippery Slope!

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#10 posted 02-09-2014 03:07 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence Smitty.

Tuning is here,

Restoring is here,

Based on the pictures, I’d start with just cleaning and sharpening and try it. And you’ll find lots of help here on LJs so post any questions and you’ll get lots of help.

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

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