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03-27-2020 03:12 AM

I was planing a drawer and caught my hand between the plane and the back of the drawer drawing a surprising amount of blood and in reaction I dropped the plane and it snapped! But bummer of a day. It was a craftsman 4cbb which was made by Millers Falls. Not collectible or anything but it worked well. Guess I need a new number 4. Does anyone have a good no 4 they’re looking to sell?

-- Dave

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 03:27 AM

I know you dropped it so you could tell the wife a new tool is needed. You just can’t make anything without it. I hope you weren’t hurt as bad as the plane.

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 04:33 AM

Could have been A LOT worse, could have been a planer (what i thought first second i read it). Someone else would have had to type that up for you.

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#3 posted 03-27-2020 05:08 AM


I’ve got about 6 Bailey 4s, not counting the ones I don’t count, but I’m not ready to sell any.

eBay awaits you.

Get you a Stanley S4. Then if you drop it, only the wood will break, and you can glue that.

They made an S5 too!


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#4 posted 03-27-2020 05:22 AM

Or you can search for a direct replacement for your plane – or a broken plane with good base.

Like this maybe.

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#5 posted 03-27-2020 06:42 AM

In my to “waiting restoration” box I have two user grade Stanley Bailey patern No. 4 planes… Complete, perfectly usable, just not pretty… Send me a PM and we’ll can work something out. Hopefully your cut wasn’t too bad…
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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

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#6 posted 03-27-2020 10:15 AM

Nice wide bull-nose plane ya got there now.

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#7 posted 03-27-2020 01:49 PM

Dave, I have a Dunlap 4CBB – Millers Falls made but for Dunlap instead of Craftsman. I’ll swap you for your busted one. I do a lot of MF restores and I can use the hardware/knob/tote. The one I have is tuned up and ready to work. Shoot me a PM if ya wanna trade.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 03-27-2020 03:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestions everybody! First and foremost I need to quit being dramatic and dropping things when I get a small cut!

-- Dave

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