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Forum topic by Karda posted 05-29-2020 11:14 PM 767 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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05-29-2020 11:14 PM

Hi, I just got my first real plane. I decided enough with rebuilding somebody elses junk, I’m not that good at anyway. I bought a restored Stanley #5 type 12 from KYtoolsmith it is real sweet thanks Lee


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#1 posted 05-29-2020 11:30 PM

Karda, I’m so glad you’re pleased with the plane. Thanks for the compliment! Between your plane and a number of others that have found new homes in the Lumberjocks community, I have fewer restored planes on my shelf… Gotta get to work on the “to be restored” shelf.
Thanks again, Lee, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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

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#2 posted 05-30-2020 12:42 AM

That’s a great looking #5 much nicer then mine. I’m a bit Jelly :)

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#3 posted 05-30-2020 02:33 AM

Trying to fix a junker is an exercise in frustration. The bailey #5 will be a tried and true workhorse for your grandkids’ grandkids’ grandkids.

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#4 posted 05-30-2020 02:34 AM

Congratulations!

Nice looking plane.

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#5 posted 05-30-2020 02:36 AM

That is a nice looking No 5. Is that a type 13? Regardless of type Lee does fine work on his planes. I have a few myself.


Karda, I m so glad you re pleased with the plane. Thanks for the compliment! Between your plane and a number of others that have found new homes in the Lumberjocks community, I have fewer restored planes on my shelf… Gotta get to work on the “to be restored” shelf.
Thanks again, Lee, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

- KYtoolsmith

Lee you can start on my restore shelf if yours is too daunting. I have more than 10 but less than 20 to do…or at least that’s how I tell myself so it doesn’t feel like and up hill climb.

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#6 posted 05-30-2020 02:51 AM

Good looking plane, the #5 is a great plane to have on the bench, only thing I could recomend is perhaps a
PMV-11 iron from Lee Valley? Just put one in a 4 1/2 that I picked up and ready to put it to work! Have fun.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Karda

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#7 posted 05-30-2020 03:10 AM

since you mentioned blades, can I use the blade from my Sargent Hercules same as a #4 in the #5. I cambered the blade to use my Sargent for a scrub plane. I tried it in My Millers Fall #814, same as #5 and it won’t fit because the camber make thew blade stick out of the mouth to far

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#8 posted 05-30-2020 03:27 AM

Sargent No. 414c….

Takes a 2” wide iron…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 05-30-2020 03:44 AM

the iron may be the same width but my millers falls wont fit the Sargent because the depth adjuster wont engage the MF blade. i’ll have to check was just wondering

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#10 posted 05-30-2020 04:09 AM

I can check also….as I have sverval Millers Falls 2” wide irons…#9 and #14

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#11 posted 05-30-2020 09:50 AM

Just need a Hock iron for it. Goes from great to really fantastic.

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#12 posted 05-30-2020 10:39 AM

Bet’cha it won’t be your last one.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#13 posted 05-30-2020 12:48 PM

Looks great. Congratulations to KYtoolsmith for the beautiful job restoring it and congratulations to u for such a great purchase.

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

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#14 posted 05-30-2020 02:11 PM

next I need a #4 but that won’t be for a while

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#15 posted 05-30-2020 02:11 PM

Karda
“the iron may be the same width but my millers falls wont fit the Sargent because the depth adjuster wont engage the MF blade.”
The adjuster has to engage with the cap-iron not the cutting -iron.
If the hole is big enough, it is probably related to the distance between depth adjuster hole in the cap-iron and the edge of the same cap-iron.

It will probably work if you use the Sargent cap-iron with the Miller Falls cutting-iron.

Protruding is also related to the distance between the edge of the cutting-iron and the edge of the cap-iron.

Cutting-iron may be interchangeable but cap-iron not necessarily.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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