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    Very good write up of the action. jtk

    Very good write up of the action.

    jtk
  2. Tom Bussey's plane hasn't sold of yet. It is...

    Tom Bussey's plane hasn't sold of yet.

    It is listed a #4 in the subject line but is a #5.

    jtk
  3. Thread: Bailey #4

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    It may have been possible to change during the...

    It may have been possible to change during the first 24 hours.

    There was someone in Neanderthal Haven looking for a #5. He may have been told it was sold.

    jtk
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    Reading through this post brings back memories....

    Reading through this post brings back memories. Before moving to Washington my wife loved driving up and down the coast with me for camping and antique shop browsing. There were also lots of other...
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    This is interesting as most of my reaction from...

    This is interesting as most of my reaction from rosewood is on the lathe. Usually after a bit of time a slight headache is felt.

    Wearing a face mask has helped to avoid a reaction.

    Is yours a...
  6. My guess is you'd win that bet. jtk

    My guess is you'd win that bet.

    jtk
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    Mine used to be set to hybrid. Too many replies...

    Mine used to be set to hybrid. Too many replies became buried in the various branches.

    Linear seems to keep everything in an understandable order.

    It is a little confusing when someone posts a...
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    There are some nice hammers here >...

    There are some nice hammers here > https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/search#q=soft%20head%20hammer&sort=relevancy&numberOfResults=24

    jtk
  10. Some of my best tool finds were in the Bay Area...

    Some of my best tool finds were in the Bay Area when that was my home.

    You just got to keep looking.

    jtk
  11. Many makers made great usable planes back in the...

    Many makers made great usable planes back in the day.

    Though a few other brands have passed through my shop my preference is for Stanley/Bailey planes for a few reasons. They are the most common...
  12. You have already figured out this curiosity. It...

    You have already figured out this curiosity. It is pretty much a crap shoot.

    Some of the later planes are fine users. Some were put together on Mondays by hungover disgruntled workers.


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    The one in your image is a KK 4. If the other was...

    The one in your image is a KK 4. If the other was a K 4 it was a Bedrock design instead of the Bailey design. Well worth the extra $5 to some.

    jtk
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    Light tapping on the handle will withdraw the...

    Light tapping on the handle will withdraw the blade. This is why my preference is to use a small wooden tapper. The tack hammer might chip the japanning or sully any plating.



    That was funny....
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    Ever hear the term boilerplate? In the world...

    Ever hear the term boilerplate?

    In the world of business agreements it is often the manufacturer selling through a vendor not wanting to have their identity known.

    Also in the world of...
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    It depends on the plane or spokeshave on which it...

    It depends on the plane or spokeshave on which it is to be used.

    For my wooden molding planes an upholsterer's hammer or a tack hammer is often used to set the blades. A wooden mallet is used to...
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    At the price you want it is tempting for the...

    At the price you want it is tempting for the parts.

    If you are going to rehab a few planes you might consider starting a parts supply.

    jtk
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    Have you checked across the toes of the frog for...

    Have you checked across the toes of the frog for square?

    The frog should be touching the body on both toes and seated on the back evenly. If not it is important to determine why.

    This plane may...
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    It is difficult to tell from the image but the...

    It is difficult to tell from the image but the lever cap does look a little short.

    All the #3 size lever caps on my planes measure from 1-1/4" to 1-3/8" from the bottom of the cap screw hole to...
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    In my experience most planes do not need to have their soles lapped. Many of those that do are because someone tried without knowing what they were doing.

    Is there a clear need for the soles to be...
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    Scott, if the frog can not rotate enough you may...

    Scott, if the frog can not rotate enough you may have to file a little off of the inside of the frogs notch.

    Here is an excerpt from my post on the subject:

    [QUOTE]Adjusting the Frog was made...
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    This is the part that threw me off. Having that...

    This is the part that threw me off. Having that many grandparents was hard to envision.

    jtk
  23. Ask Dr. Google < setting the cap iron < and it...

    Ask Dr. Google < setting the cap iron < and it should lead to a post on wood central by David Weaver.

    SMC Terms Of Service doesn't allow posting links to other forums.

    jtk
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    There are no nails showing. Did you use a blind...

    There are no nails showing. Did you use a blind nailing technique?

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    Rotation makes it look better.

    jtk
  25. Howdy James and welcome to the Creek. Here is...

    Howdy James and welcome to the Creek.

    Here is a post of mine from over a decade ago about rehabilitating old planes > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?114373

    It is archived in the...
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