Hand Toolcentric #1: My New Stanley/Bailey No. 5-1/2 Corrugated Type 11 Jack Plane

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Blog entry by Michael J. Moore posted 09-10-2011 04:19 AM 7635 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some pics of my new Stanley/Bailey No. 5-1/2 Corrugated Type 11 Jack Plane. It has not got here yet but I still can’t wait to show it off. I decided to get this exact model after reading The Anarchist’s Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz. You can check out The Anarchist's Jack Plane - here . Mine doesn’t have any fancy engraving. just a nice light patina, but I am tempted to give it some bling (maybe golden enamel). The Type 11 models were made between 1910 & 1918 with a lot of desirable features that meet my needs, so I’m totally stoked.
Now onto the eye candy.

-- Michael Jos Moore | Farmington, UT

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 04:21 AM

Nice looking plane. Type 11s are my favorite Baileys.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 04:42 AM

Why that you WyaneC! She sure is perty. Hope she functions as good as her fashion.

-- Michael Jos Moore | Farmington, UT

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 06:29 AM

I like. I like. The frog is the distiguishing feature on these type planes. It is very similar to the one that is found on the BedRock planes. It has much more surface contact with the blade making it more stable and less chatter. For this very reason, I use mostly Millers Falls planes because the frog design is almost identical. That plane looks very nice.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 08:14 AM

That’s rather funny that you bring up Miller Falls Doc because when I was purchasing this plane I came across a Miller Falls #6 on ebay and was wondering if it was any good or just a rare brand since it was going for a rather high price. They look a lot more modern than any of the Stanleys which can be a bad thing in the woodworking community. They seem to remind me of what Festool is to the Older Porter Cables.

The large blade bed (or frog) is what sold me on this model as well. I really didn’t want to throw down $300+ for a BedRock remake when I could get something very close to it’s build and still be able to afford a second or third blade and breaker for it.


-- Michael Jos Moore | Farmington, UT

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 01:59 PM

Very nice plane. Loves me some tools from that era. In fact, I collect user Diamond Edge tools from around that time frame. Diamond Edge was the house brand for Shapleigh’s hardware and their tools were made by people like Stanley, etc. In fact, I want to say that the primary difference between my jack plane and yours is that yours actually says Bailey on the front, where as mine has a diamond and a DE up there :)

Very nice indeed.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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