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whitedogone

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12-24-2019 09:58 PM

I’m looking for a few decend users. #4,5,6 ish. Hope to find something here.


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#1 posted 12-24-2019 11:04 PM

Any certain brand?

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#2 posted 12-25-2019 02:48 AM

Older Stanley planes suitable? I’ve a few here…

That’s what I do… PM me with what you need.

Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#3 posted 12-25-2019 04:59 AM

If you are good at spotting a decent one (or study up on how to do so), you could have some luck on ebay.

time tested tools is a good site for planes that are pretty much guaranteed to be in great shape. He’s a member here too i believe.

-- ~Walker

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#4 posted 12-25-2019 04:03 PM

I say you have a few options. Study up on the types and different models then hit up ebay to find a decent one. You still may need to learn a few things about how to tune one properly.

Or you can PM KyToolSmith or myself. I also restore Stanleys. I specialize mostly in the later type 18 and 19s. I like to bring them back to almost like new condition but better performing than they did out of the box.

Definitely hit up KyToolSmith first tho if you’re looking to purchase a restored Stanley. He was in before me and that’s only fair.

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#5 posted 12-25-2019 11:40 PM

Gee, Thanks Sansoo! Between you, Time tested tools, myself and several other Lumberjocks, we can probably outfit several of our members with superb user planes. I’ve been selling locally by word of mouth only. Guess I ought to advertise a bit… Pre WWII Bailey type 14 and earlier are my preferred restorations.

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#6 posted 12-26-2019 02:25 AM



Gee, Thanks Sansoo! Between you, Time tested tools, myself and several other Lumberjocks, we can probably outfit several of our members with superb user planes. I ve been selling locally by word of mouth only. Guess I ought to advertise a bit… Pre WWII Bailey type 14 and earlier are my preferred restorations.

- KYtoolsmith

No problem. I’m getting ready to do a type 13 no 3 and type 14 no 4 for my personal users. Or maybe the other way around…with so many in the shop i lose track. My favorite to restore is the Type 18 for a totally stupid reason. The first post WW2 model was like a grab bag of handles thrown on them. You never know what you are going to get. Deciding how to refinish each set is completely different from the last.

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whitedogone

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#7 posted 12-28-2019 05:13 AM

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I think I have may have the need covered for now. Had someone gift me a Millers Falls #9 Type 3 that I will see if I can get tuned.

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#8 posted 12-31-2019 07:47 PM

Please enlighten me regarding Stanley/Bailey plane “types”? I understand the size numbers but not the types.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#9 posted 12-31-2019 08:08 PM

Don the typing is the years they were made. It’s not an exact science just gives you a time frame they were produced.

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#10 posted 12-31-2019 08:12 PM



Don the typing is the years they were made. It s not an exact science just gives you a time frame they were produced.

- corelz125


Thanks, I learned something. Is there a chart that tells you which years fall into which number?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#11 posted 12-31-2019 08:15 PM

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#12 posted 01-04-2020 01:42 AM

There’s a lot of info on here also https://www.timetestedtools.net/

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#13 posted 01-04-2020 04:54 PM

I have a 30 inch Steve Knight Razee that I doubt that I will use any more. It has a thick iron, adjustable mouth and is made from Sapele.

-- Jerry

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#14 posted 01-18-2020 03:32 AM

OP
Just curious if you had acquired any of the planes you are looking for. I am looking for a #4 user myself.

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#15 posted 01-19-2020 03:46 AM

I ended up buying a plane off of this thread from KYtoolsmith. It was a #4 stanley. The transaction was excellent and I couldn’t be happier with the plane. I’ll definitely be purchasing some more planes from him in the future.

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