Bailey No.4 revival

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Blog entry by harum posted 03-01-2014 12:06 AM 1134 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Finished cleaning and sharpening Stanley hand plane, Type 19, 1948-61, bought a couple of weeks ago. Here are before pictures:

With helpful suggestions from LJ-ers, removed the rust and tuned whatever I could and sharpened the original blade. I have tried it in a real project: flattening and squaring a rather sloppy glue-up for a cutting board. A sugar maple glue-up. Looks like this is the best plane I have put my hands on (except, maybe, for that one in “Woodcraft” a while ago):

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 04:25 PM

Looks like new! what a difference.

You saved it! Now, someone would want to use this tool.
It’s a #4, the most common but these guys are going up and up on E Bay… nice!

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