I recently acquired a No. 7 (also type 6 from 1890's) Will be listing it soon.
All reasonable offers appreciated. May consider single requests.
All planes are tuned RAZOR SHARP. They'll meet your highest expectations, I guarantee it. They took the fine shavings in the photos below from the board of Cherry.
Older weeks and photos the further down you scroll. IN FACT YOU MAY ENJOY THIS LISTING MORE BY READING FROM THE BOTTOM UP!
these great old Stanley planes, the worst neglect is over & they
are ready for many more great years of use. A perfect set for the
aficionado, collector & user. I must admit I've grown quite attached
to them myself, so please be generous on your BEST OFFER'S
I sell shop supplies too, ton's
of glue, sandpaper, wood filler, paint brushes, hammers, you name it.
Will always combine shipping when possible and available.
I respond quickly to questions and inquiries.
I have 75+ other listings to
browse; buy it now, best offer & regular auctions. Many vintage
tools, antiques and art objects. Large pictures are always included in
Priority expedited shipping always, unless otherwise noted. Domestic orders usually received within 3 business days.
The totes and knobs have been sanded down, oiled, shellacked and waxed. I sometimes like to really build a up a glassy finish, but opted for a more subtle one on these. I think it fits with their age and character.
No more RUST, All Gone! The bare metal is smooth and polished and japanned surfaces cleaned & treated w/ top-cote and waxed.
Final week to go! I'll be shellacking the handles and honing the final edges, look for the fine wood shavings soon!
The frogs, iron caps, chip-breakers, cutters and all screws have been cleaned. I never sand out logos and markings. Any deterioration is due to age and pitting.
I found an appropriate replacement lateral adjuster for the No. 4
Look at it closely (on the left in the photos below)
Also: Two chip breakers with "L Bailey Patent" stamp. The No. 5 does not. The No. 4 & 6 also have the stamping inside the brass adjuster nut.
The lateral adjuster is 'loose' in the No. 4 frog when the blade is not in place. It is a 100% functional when in use. I found no problem.
The plane irons have been lapped flat on a coarse diamond plate. Further polishing to continue...
Cutting edges hollow ground on a fine stone wheel.
Next week I'll be cleaning up the beds and lastly refinishing the totes and knobs.
When I have other tuned up hand planes and chisels for sale you can search by "razor sharp plane (or chisel)" and you'll find my wares. If you're really interested in my work, do an 'advanced' search for completed listings with the same key words.
My first impressions are: Very complete, intact, and near original with some classically fine totes. 30 days to razor sharp and ready
So far I have found the No. 6 plane to have a later type cutting iron but a correct chipbreaker. Three patent dates on that lateral adjuster too.
The No 4 is missing it's lateral adjuster, not fatal to function. Haven't found a correct replacement in my bone yard yet... The top of it's frog shows a weld repair, the quality of which seems good and acceptable. The No 5 will clean up the easiest. Haven't found one problem with it.