Tag Archives: Stanley Bailey

Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party. We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and … Continue reading

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Aggravated plastic butchery

I’ve been wanting a way of derusting long tools and plane bodies for a while. I couldn’t find a suitable trough, but I read somewhere about using plastic pipe, blocked at one end. Today I went to a local builders … Continue reading

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Bentley Woodfair

Today I took both daughters to Bentley Woodfair. We knew it would be wet, but the friends we were going with couldn’t make it on the Saturday when the weather was better. In the end we only wandered round the … Continue reading

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Car booty – 9th September 2012

Today we went to the Pease Pottage car boot sale. I think it’s the biggest one we’ve ever been to, although as it starts at 7am during the summer we probably missed at least a quarter of the stalls, who … Continue reading

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De-rusting planes – Part 2

After an initial scrub to get the loose rust off the Stanley Bailey No. 5 1/2 I bought at a car boot sale over the weekend has been soaking in the rust remover I already used to clean up the … Continue reading

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Car booty – 2nd September 2012

This weekend we’ve been visiting friends in Dorset and this morning we went to a large boot fair. The weather wasn’t great and a lot of the stalls were packing up by the time we got there, but I picked … Continue reading

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Rebuilding planes – Part 1

Having stripped and de-rusted 3 old planes it is now time to think about any reassembly. I’ve still not decided whether to leave the “as dipped and scoured” finish or to have a go with some abrasive. Whichever I decide … Continue reading

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De-rusting planes – Part 1

After buying an assortment of old planes and old saws recently, I bought some de-greaser and rust remover from Axminster to have a go at cleaning them up. I don’t think any of them have any value as collectors items … Continue reading

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Saw seeing

The other day when I was in the bric-a-brac shop I noticed some old hand saws in the outdoor section. There were a couple of Disstons and a Spear & Jackson. Today when I went back they were still outside … Continue reading

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Plane sale-ing

(Apologies for the terrible pun! 🙂 ) I had a day off work today and got to spend a little bit of time with my wife while my mother-in-law looked after the kids. After traipsing round town for a bit … Continue reading

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