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Gixxerjoe04

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150 days ago

So I just bought my first hand plane, kind of on a whim at an auction. It’s a baileys number 5, looks old, haven’t used hand planes before so still gotta learn more about them, are they any good? Spent $20 on it


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reedwood

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#1 posted 150 days ago

Yea, you did good for twenty bucks and no shipping.

That’s not a crack by the mouth is it?.......ouch

it has the straight cap hole (not kidney shaped) so I think that makes it a type#15 or 16? you can research it.

bummer the handle is broken. Lately, that’s a deal killer for me but I’m down to fine tuning my collection, not adding another #5 that needs a handle. the handles are not easy to make but you might be able to do a splice on to this one. or don’t worry about it.
It will always be worth what you paid for it and you can use it as your first plane to refurbish and sharpen.

good buy, I’d say.

-- mark

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Gixxerjoe04

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#2 posted 150 days ago

Well it’s a repaired crack, didn’t see it until after I bought it, it’s been welded and grinded down but looks fine. The handle is broken, I thought maybe it just needs to be screwed down. They have some smaller ones and a lot more tools later on today.

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#3 posted 150 days ago

Mark, are you seeing a crack at the bottom of the handle? I see something there, but it wasn’t clear to me.

Joe, get that thing tuned up and sharpened, and you have a great plane.

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Gixxerjoe04

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#4 posted 150 days ago

They have a 5.5 bailey that’s not messed up at all and these smaller ones but doesn’t say the size

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#5 posted 150 days ago

Block planes are very handy.

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reedwood

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#6 posted 150 days ago

grab em if they’re cheap. that 5.5 is worth some money! pictures please.

grab that surform and the best one of those braces too.

edit: and those clamps!

-- mark

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#7 posted 150 days ago

What would be a good price for it? They haven’t started the big tool section yet

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reedwood

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#8 posted 150 days ago

no cracks, decent paint good handles, any dates? is the bottom corrugated?

no ring around the front knob so it’s older. 1920s?

I’d be a buyer for as much as 50.00 unless something else has my eye.

32.00 would be a good deal.

-- mark

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#9 posted 150 days ago

Looks and feels fine, no dates on it though.

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#10 posted 150 days ago

One of the smaller ones is a 220, been here since 9:45, I’m hoping I can end up with some more deals

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#11 posted 150 days ago

220s don’t get a lot of money, they’re a dime a dozen. it’s like the first plane anyone buys.
but I never met one I wouldn’t consider owning if it was clean, old and cheap…..real cheap.

if you don’t have one get it. 8 – 12.00?

-- mark

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Gixxerjoe04

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#12 posted 150 days ago

Here’s what all I ended up getting today, pissed I didn’t get the 5.5 or the bandsaw I was wanting but spent under $100 on everything so wasn’t too upset

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#13 posted 150 days ago

If the weld holds the plane will probably be fine after flattening the sole. A new handle is not easy but not difficult. Go to Lee Valley and search for “handle template”. You can download the drawing. You can take a look here http://lumberjocks.com/OSU55/blog/39391 on my blog for tuning and rust removal.

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reedwood

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#14 posted 150 days ago

Nice haul. 100 bucks don’t get you much these days.
The #5 handle doesn’t look near as bad in this picture. I thought the top 1” was missing. This works fine.

The pipe clamps are decent….Craftsman? If you have any black pipe laying around, I’d swap it for that galv. pipe. grabs better without digging into the pipe and leaving nasty edges which aren’t good during glue up.

how much did the 5.5 go for?

-- mark

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 150 days ago

Don’t be in a hurry to lap the sole of a jack plane before you check it. Not a critical activity vs. regular fettling.

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

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