#6 Stanley Bailey Plane
I thought I had posted this earlier but it's nowhere to be found. So I decided on hamburgers for dinner but soon found out we didn't have lettuce and tomato so off to the store. Next to the grocery store is a store called Rivertown, a second chance business and I just happen to have a bit of spare time so I drifted in and lo and behold there was this Stanley Bailey #6 plane that looked reasonably good.
The front counter had a sheet of 1/4" glass and the plane sat flat without any rocking so that seems to be a good sign. It listed at $50 so I figured it was a minor risk and took it home. Once home I took it into the shop but didn't expect to do manything with it today.
But that didn't exactly pan out....so I took it apart and did an initial cleanup getting the old sawdust and stuff out of it and checking the parts a bit better. I had no intention of doing much else but decided I needed to see how flat the blade was and started on the blade back on my extra coarse diamond stone. 30-40 minute later and a good sweat and the blade still wasn't flat. I was working the last inch or so and then I noticed that the blade wasn't square to the blade side either.
So now it looks like I'll need to setup my low speed grinder and the Veritas jig and square the blade of order a new blade from Hock or Veritas. The frog, lever cap, adjusting lever, sole, tote, knob, and chipbreaker all look good.
We'll see how this all turns out.