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Forum topic by Sparks500 posted 07-25-2021 12:10 AM 622 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sparks500

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07-25-2021 12:10 AM

Took about 150# of cast iron soil pipe (fun job) to the scrapyard and the first thing I see when I walk through the overhead door was a Bailey #6 plane in what looks to be pretty decent shape. Got it for five bucks.
The only thing I can find wrong with it a chip in the edge of the lever cap.
Are the lever caps hard to find?
I’m kind of excited about restoring it, so I might be asking more questions.
Thanks.

-- A good day is any day that you're alive....


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SMP

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#1 posted 07-25-2021 12:43 AM

lever caps are easy to find on ebay. but as long as it puts pressure on the iron evenly, you may be able to grind out the chip if its just cosmetic.

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corelz125

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#2 posted 07-25-2021 01:43 AM

Chip in the cap isn’t a big deal. Post a few pics and you’ll find out what type it is

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 07-25-2021 03:02 AM

Great find there. You’ve got a bunch of resources here and on youtube that will help you restore that #6. Show us your progress. A word of warning! Restoring hand planes can become an addiction. I started with a #4 type 18 and now have over 50. My latest was a Stanley #1. It cost me a pretty penny, but I’m worth it!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 07-25-2021 08:43 AM

Maybe a picture of your find could be nice… what you may think is a great find may be a bucket of rust to others…

What’s with people and pictures… it’s not like you have to take them down to the chemist to get them developed.


... I started with a #4 type 18 and now have over 50. My latest was a Stanley #1. It cost me a pretty penny, but I m worth it!
- BurlyBob

Hey Burly now I know why tragics like me cannot find used ones to restore.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Sparks500

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#5 posted 07-25-2021 03:35 PM

-- A good day is any day that you're alive....

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bandit571

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#6 posted 07-25-2021 05:38 PM

Somewhat better pictures..of the pair of No. 6 s I have…

Stanley No. 6c, Type 10…..alongside a Stanley No. 6, Type 9

T-10 has a pair of patent dates…T-9 has none….soles?

To me, it is just a matter of which one is sharper, that day…otherwise..Meh.
So, how much bigger is a Stanley No. 7c?

Just a little bit, both fore and aft….yes, this is a “C” model, Type 9..

careful with the plane buying…

Or, you will soon be building something like this….DAMHIKT…

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

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corelz125

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#7 posted 07-25-2021 05:46 PM

That looks in good shape

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#8 posted 07-25-2021 06:29 PM



That looks in good shape

- corelz125

Agreed.
Your find looks like a great candidate for any chosen level of rehabilitation.

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DevinT

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#9 posted 07-25-2021 07:32 PM

Got my first hand plane less than 6 months ago. Look at me now. And that’s being careful!

-- Devin, SF, CA

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 07-25-2021 09:28 PM

That should clean up nicely. I have cleaned up much worse. i doubt that you will even notice that chip in the lever cap but if you do let us know and someone will have a solution to help you.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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AdmiralRich

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#11 posted 07-27-2021 04:18 PM

Lever cap chip is no big deal, clean and use the plane.

-- Elvem ipsum etiam vivere

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