Old No.5 Bailey plane clean up

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Forum topic by jc066 posted 06-06-2018 01:10 PM 636 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2018 01:10 PM

I acquired this plane from my buddy JrJointer.
Disassembled and cleaned up went well but found a 25mm crack in the side body. I took the finish of the handles as they where looking bad. I refinished with superglue and a buffing of carnuba wax.
I could find any Tremclad black paint so grabbed a can of automotive…. turns out I used Honda midnight metallic flake. The paint has a slight blue undertone due to the blue metallic flake. I’m not a hardcore traditionalists so this fits me fine. And when my boys inherit these tools they can do what they want. More photos coming.

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#1 posted 06-06-2018 01:29 PM

Nice job and I like the paint.

I don’t know why but I enjoy fixing up old tools too. I mostly enjoy the part when you get everything cleaned, painted, and sharpened and then get to reassemble to use for the first time. It’s bringing them back to their glory sort of.

Anyway, that plane should make you a good user. Look out though, you will be looking for the next plane to fix up. : )


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

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#2 posted 06-06-2018 03:51 PM

looks good, glad to see it will be used

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#3 posted 06-06-2018 04:04 PM

Looks good. I love saving old tools and bringing them back to life.
Also if u do it again and don’t want the bling then rustolium gloss black is a good paint for planes and it’s $3-4 a can
I don’t know if anyone has told u but you can’t have just one plane you’ve got to collect them. Lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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