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harum

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187 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question plane refurbishing hand tools stanley rust

Hello! Was wondering if this plane (Bailey, no. 4 Stanley) is worth $18 that is asked for it? Would like to restore it to use it, but not sure if it is reasonable. The sole is rusty but no gauges and it is flat. Please see the photos:

Thanks!

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.


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#1 posted 187 days ago

Yep. It’ll clean up nice.

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#2 posted 187 days ago

id buy it for $18.

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#3 posted 187 days ago

Get it.
Bill

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#4 posted 187 days ago

Heck yeah, especially with no shipping costs!

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harum

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#5 posted 187 days ago

Thanks for the replies. Is it possible to say what year it is?

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.

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#6 posted 187 days ago

Maybe a TYPE 17 or so, I’d guess. But that’s a guess.

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harum

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#7 posted 187 days ago

Got it. Type 17 is 1942-45, should be a better plane than my current one made recently. Will start with cleaning the sole tonight.

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.

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#8 posted 187 days ago

nice grab for $18!

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#9 posted 187 days ago

That’s a good deal. If you spend the time to get that plane tuned up it should be quite sweet. I have one that is nearly identical to that one, and for years it was my go-to plane.

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#10 posted 187 days ago

Does it have a sister?

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#11 posted 187 days ago

YES!
Soak it in EvapoRust to get the rust off.

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harum

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#12 posted 187 days ago

Yes, will try Evaporust. I also saw two other planes: probably, a jack and another No.4: they were much rustier with bubbles of rust all over. The rusty No. 4, viewed en face, had what looked like a shallow, about 1/2” wide rabbet on the right side. Don’t know if this is by design or due to damage—haven’t held it to see what it is.

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.

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#13 posted 181 days ago

It is identical to mind which I inherited from my father. I would guess mine is about 50 years old

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#14 posted 181 days ago

harum, Evaporust works quite well. But it leaves a grayish haze to the metal that you need to wire-brush off. And you need to be patient and let the parts soak in it. My favorite part is that it’s enviro-friendly, doesn’t have noxious fumes and it works well past the point where it becomes as thick as motor oil from all the gunk in it.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#15 posted 181 days ago

And yes, $18.00 for your #4 is a fantastic bargain. It looks to be in great shape, the rosewood tote/knob are intact and it has a brass adjustment wheel. All good things.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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