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Posted on Is this a good Plane? ( stanley bailey)

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 11:44 PM

Hey amateur77, I think you found a super nice plane there. If you get it tuned up real nice, you should be able to do about whatever you need with it. Even though it is a No 6, it should work okay as a jointer too for the time being anyway. One piece of advice, put an ever-so-slight arc to the outside ends of the cutting edge. You can do that with a few strokes on a fine stone. Just slightly rock the blade on each stroke. Just enough so it doesn’t dig in and leave a noticeable ridge on each pass. I wouldn’t worry too much about how flat the bottom is, might want to give it a little lapping though and a couple passes on each side to slightly round them over. Don’t tighten the frog screws too much just good and snug that way you should be able to adjust the blade forward and aft in the throat opening just a bit without taking it apart. That’s a nice plane for sure. Congrats.
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO


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