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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In

    Plane with a History

    This showed up today. I was asking my wife's aunts about old tools from their Grandfather. Heard they had a stash. Here it is in all it's glory. Stanley Bailey #5.

    It was my Father-in-laws, Grandfathers. FIL is 71 yrs old, so it has a little age on it. I can't believe it does have a broken tote. Little love and it should be usable. Anyone have a tutorials on resto of these things?

    Rumor has it, theres more lurking around the farm.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    A little TLC and you should have a great user.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    evaporust for starters harbor frieght sells it steve..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Yep, Evapo-Rust, then some steel wool or Scotchbrite, then lap the sole a bit maybe, and you'll be pretty well in business.

    BTW, your plane was made sometime after 1933, as evidenced by the kidney shaped hole in the lever cap.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Thanks for the Evapo-Rust tip. I meant to say I can't it doesn't have a broken tote.

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