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    Cool Old Stanley Bailey #5 plane

    Hi Friends, This is my first post and I'm glad to be part of the group. Learning lots of great stuff here.

    I have just acquired an old plane from a guy though Craigslist here in Honolulu. He told me it was his father's and it was a used tool when his Dad got it back in the early 1930's. It's in really grat shape and will be a nice addition to my tool array. I'll get a photo posted sometime this weekend. I have read some on this style plane and was wondering if I "done good" with my purchase. He only wanted $20.00, but I bought hin a nice lunch because he practically delivered it to my door.

    This should go well with the practically new Craftsman 22" jointer plane I got for Christmas.

    I know, "No pictures, it didn't happen".

    Aloha, Tony Baideme
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    I think you did well with the #5, and also did a good thing to buy the fellow lunch. Happy shavings and welcome.

    Ken

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    Welcome, Tony!

    You did great on the #5. It's a useful size for me. In all likelihood, the Craftsman jointer is either a Sargent or a Stanley, depending on its age.

    Take care--and welcome again.

    Mike
    Wenzloff & Sons Sawmakers

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    Update - Old Stanley Bailey #5 plane

    I finally got to take some pictures of the #5 I got a while back. Doing a little research on this looks like it's a 1930's or 40's vintage. It should be a type 15, 16 or 17 from what I found on the www.rexmill.com site in the "Type study" section.

    It has:
    1. the "Bailey" cast on the toe,
    2. no patent date anywhere on the body,
    3. "Made In USA" behind the knob,
    4. cast rib at the knob base,
    5. the "ogee" shaped frog with no adjusting screw,
    6. the non-plated lever cap with the kidney shaped hole,
    7. steel & hard rubber depth knob,
    8. rosewood tote & knob.

    I will try posting some pictures of it here.

    Aloha,

    Tony
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    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    Ah, well, so much for trying to post pictures. Can anyone help me?

    Tony
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    Check you PMs Tony, and for eveyone else, I stuck this post with a link to Vaughn's Pic Posting Tutorial <-link

    Again, a big THANKS to Vaughn for taking the time to make that up!

    Cheers!
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    Cool Old Stanley Bailey "Before Photos"

    My thanks to Stu and Vaughn. Here are some "before" pictures of the #5 plane.

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    Attachment 6673

    Now all I have to do is get to work on the restoration.

    Aloha,

    Tony
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    Old Stanley Bailey #5 plane "before" photos

    Well, there, that wasn't too bad, now was it? At least I got something on. Now I have to figure how to post a thumbnail along with the link.

    Ah, there they are. Even us old dogs can learn new tricks, heh.

    Aloha,

    Tony
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    Fighting for all I am worth, and praying every day.

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    Hi Tony.

    Your #5 looks identical to my #7 that I recently bought. I too am looking for additional information so I will keep a close tab on your post.

    Yesterday I posted a like question on SMC and have only gotten one response asking for a picture, so it off the the shop with a camera.

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    Looks good Tony, it is all there anyways!
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