Regardless, thanks for visiting the site and taking the time to post a comment! My biggest complaint was the poor machining on the back of the frog, since the mating of the frog with the plane body is so important. The rear handle is held in place with two screws. I took a two day course on restoring and tuning hand planes at Connecticut Valey School Of Woodworking with Bob Van Dyke A couple of things I learned. The casting process introduces internal stresses that change over the early life of a casting, the green phase. Planes made by Stanley 1933-1941. Planes made by Stanley 1869-1872.
There is some present confusion regarding timing. I picked this Stanley Bailey 5 at an estate sale yesterday. Forum Topics Your woodworking skills are displayed for several lifetimes in each project. Thanks for all the comments. I let the parts sit for 6 hours submerged in the vinegar.
They now have a waist to them whereas the earlier ones are cylindrical over their length. Planes made by Stanley 1874-1884. The shaves made from malleable iron were the first shaves to include on the joint from the body to the handle Refers to the rounded sole bottom of a shave that is convex front to back for working inside a curve. Advance the blade so that it can be seen and use the lateral adjustment lever to rotate the blade as needed. This may due to Stanley's working relationship with Winchester, whose planes have the same color.
I also added a rosewood tote and knob. Step one: Dissemble and assess the parts. And I picked it for parts to restore another 5 I have had for some time. My observations tell me that any combination of the following features is possible for these planes. Either that, or someone sabotaged Stanley's orange paint supply. Planes made by Stanley 1925-1928. No stamp on front or back on the wood base and no adjustment lever.
Now if it was a rare plane, maybe… Save that frog though… Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith! This blade had one pretty bad ding in it that needed to be removed at the grinder before going to sharpening stones or plates. I made sure to mask off the sides and any bare metal areas inside the plane body such as screw locations. See if anyone does this sort of repair. Please be aware: some antique Stanley planes that you buy will be harlequins, or conglomerates of parts from different years, so keep that in mind when listing a Stanley hand plane for sale. From what I remember from 50 years ago it flattens what i need to flatten square and no chip out after I got the hang of it.
I used a polishing wheel and some buffing compound on my lathe. I am just wondering if you have other information? Bailey Bench Plane This plane is made with a cast iron base with precision ground sides and bottom. The blade is thicker than the original so less vibration. I believe this to be the earliest since the earliest Bed Rock planes have lever caps of the same treatment Bed Rock lever caps always had some embossing on them, and the earliest ones have the japanned background. Another option would be to purchase a new blade such as a Hawk. The Stanley Model 12-905 Bailey Jack Plane is designed for rapid stock removal when preparing timber before finishing. Next, the brass blade depth adjustment knob is screwed on.
These planes typically have the rounded iron. The straight handles have a flatter profile than the raised handles and have a depression running along the centre of the handle from the base to the hang hole. If you know your way around hand tools there is nothing you can't accomplish after setting this guy up. Please see the full and pages for additional information, including dates. Leonard Bailey thus retired from plane making but continued his copying press company, Bailey Manufacturing Company , moving his factory to Wethersfield, Connecticut with a sales office in New York City until his death in 1905. The lever cap has a kidney-shaped cap hole and the background color in the notched rectangle on front is standard Stanley orange, old but very well preserved. Just a couple of comments.
The lever cap have a rather coarsely machined surface. The blade and chip breaker rest on top of the frog. Pin punches used for driving out and removing loosened pin after initial movement by a solid punch. I digress, I had mine flat with about an hours worth of work. That does not mean these are bad planes, it just means they are not ones that I want. This all is likely explained by the fact that Stanley was using stock on-hand, where parts made prior to the war were simply being used. Just was not sure if it could be repaired.
Alternate name for Raised Handle that Stanley uses mostly. Planes made by Stanley 1942-1945. If all went well the new handle will be done in no time. I am not looking to sell these planes, nor restore them as he used them till his death of late this year 2018 , there very well used, but in great shape. Planes made by Stanley 1899-1902. It seems that they are a little green when they are machined, probably due to trying to cut down on inventory I would guess.