Not from me. I dismanteled it, rubbed the frog to get the rust off (along with the reference surfaces on the plane), sharpened the blade and reassembled it. I use it for "rough" work. Should I have done anything else?waterhead37":yvb8ge2m said:Adam,
I am looking forward to our very own UKW how-to on fettling and tuning.. lots of pics please.
Do we have a volunteer here Chris :wink: :wink:Chris":2nla5ac9 said:
I must confess to being a "lifeboatman" when it comes to run-of-the-mill planes (I presume that's a standard 1960's Bailey). I take off the totes and smear the whole lot with paint stripper, which usually cleans up the brassware too. I shine up the the exposed base casting edges and repaint with Humbrol and an artist's flat brush - with Record I mix blue and a dash of black to get the right colour. Blades and caps take a nice finish from a random orbit using red 600 grit. Then I refinish the totes and reassemble. This pre-war SS I used for a while so it got a few knocks, but I generally sold them all for a considerable profit. :wink: Naturally it would ruin the collectable value of a rarity.Adam":2bege1p3 said:Should I have done anything else?
You may have to wait a while - all my planes are of course already tuned and fettled to perfection :wink:Alf":uuz7ush3 said:
Maybe we coukld send you one form the Dorchester boot sale :wink: :wink:waterhead37":2rwlf8wy said:You may have to wait a while - all my planes are of course already tuned and fettled to perfection :wink:Alf":2rwlf8wy said:
Alf, that is extremely generous, however I think I shall pass on this opportunity :wink: my tuit list is just too long at present.Alf":287ianxh said:Chris, say the word and I can bring something with me tomorrow... :lol:
Paul, Books, old catalogues, websites and more books! Bailey is an American pattern which I believe was owned by Stanley but passed into the public domain, and was copied by Record and others at the start of the 20th century. As far as I know Stanley were the only ones to cast "Bailey" in the base - unless anyone else knows better. They almost all have the maker's name cast in the lever cap and blade, but being almost interchangeable you often find marriages of parts. Stanley's more rigid pattern was Bedrock which is also used by Lie Nielsen and Clifton, where the frog can be adjusted with the blade in place.engineer one":pm1fpix6 said:mine is a bailey 4 1/2 in black but no other identification. how do you know?
Thanks for pointing to my site, Alf. The information about the German company Schmachtenberg & Türck (trademark ESTE) is on this page:Alf":v9hcd52b said: