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Paul M

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03-08-2015 03:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane iron stanley 3

I picked up a Bailey no3 (type 11, I think) a few weeks ago, and am starting the restoration. Found this iron in it. Any ideas what it is? Can I use it? I don’t recognize the iron logo. Thanks all.

-- Paul M


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#1 posted 03-08-2015 04:24 AM

It says REVONOC

It’s Conover spelled backward; right now can’t remember who he was, but I think this was a product of the old Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett hardware chain.

I’m sure googling those terms will get you more info than you ever wanted.

——————————as to your 2nd question———————————————————————-
No reason why you can’t use it (assuming you can sharpen it—but there’s not a whole lot of sharpenings left in that one (note how close cutting edge is to bottom of slot)

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 04:34 AM

What he said

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 04:43 AM

Wow, the knowledge level on this forum is unbelievable, thanks so much. I will try to use the iron. It will go into the molasses bath tomorrow (can be slow, but removes only the rust, and is real cheap). Then will see if I can get a sharp edge out of whats left.

Thanks again.

-- Paul M

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#4 posted 03-08-2015 05:11 AM

If the flat side is pitted toward the front inch or so I’d get a replacement iron. If it is just surface rust then flatten and polish the last inch or so of the flat side and get it sharp and make some shavings.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#5 posted 03-08-2015 04:02 PM



It says REVONOC

It s Conover spelled backward; right now can t remember who he was, but I think this was a product of the old Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett hardware chain.

I m sure googling those terms will get you more info than you ever wanted.

——————————as to your 2nd question———————————————————————-
No reason why you can t use it (assuming you can sharpen it—but there s not a whole lot of sharpenings left in that one (note how close cutting edge is to bottom of slot)

- DocBailey

What he said. Conover was the gentleman that was in charge of sourcing tools for HSB & Co for many years and the Revonoc line was to honor him and his work.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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