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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