There is a small dent in the edge of the head where it was dropped, which kept it from getting an extra plus on the grading. These planes are, for all intents and purposes, nothing but a variation of the more popular Bailey series. The designs and patents of Leonard Bailey, Joseph Traut, and others, however, still live on in many of the hand planes available on the market today. This forum is for all the woodturners out there. It even has a thin curl of walnut setting in it. Modern irons from other makers are much thicker and are 100 percent tool steel, hardened to about Rockwell 62. A few of the blades have tiny spot of rust, but nothing that won't come right off.
. I have also seen Paul Sellers at a show praise the baileys for lightness and he says they are just as good with the original blade and all. Interestingly, Stanley used the same numbering system for the Bed Rocks as the Baileys for the first 2 years of manufacture. My observations tell me that any combination of the following features is possible for these planes. Clifton have opted for the more 'streamlined' look of a full curve. I own and use a 5 Bailey, and a 605 Bedrock; pick up one and use it until it needs sharpening, pick up the other and use it.
The Bedrock design has the mating surface between the frog and the base of the plane fully machined. For a short while, some models had a nickel plated appearance on them as a finish rather than the usual black japanning. Bailey only lasted until 1875, Stanley retained those patent rights and eventually the use of the Bailey name. One reader sent me a message notifying me that he discovered that resinous pitch pine is much simpler to plane with a corrugated sole, since there is not as much gum to drag the plane. The bedrock planes are more because there are less of them. I also don't turn a wide variety of stuff - mainly just plane knobs.
He had a couple before the war from his dad, and many of them bought in 45 46 47 and up. Still a lovely as found example. An issue with the Bailey design was that the frog was secured to the upper side of the sole, and the iron extended unsupported through a slot machined in the sole of the plane. In modern tools this is 45 degrees and is known as common pitch. Investing in tools and hardware can be. Now this could have been the answer to the problem, if you look at normal Stanley bench plane the frog connects to the sole just behind the mouth and at two maybe three points behind that and fastend to the sole with two cheese headed bolts.
Understand that neither Stanley nor any other manufacturer followed type studies. The box on the other hand has quite a bit of shop wear and is more like G+. Anybody disputing that would not have my ear very long. I used to get the A2 from. It is a post-war box with the textured surface.
So, to answer the question… all Stanley Baileys can appropriately be referred to simply as Stanleys, as can many Bailey planes as well — the terms are frequently used interchangeably. On the side is a label for the Royal Canadian Air Force supply depot, with a date of Nov 57. Not going to change how the plane works. I was taught to plane this way by Deneb Puchalski, a Lie-Nielsen rep and educator. The blade has a light patina.
But if you go with the low angle jack plane, I prefer the new Lie-Nielsen version over the antique Stanley version because of a larger tote handle and lower price than the original antique hand plane. Not industrial quality heat treat but fine for what we were doing. You can also use it for flattening and truing the edges of shorter boards. What if a plane were offered that had a frog design where its entire bottom mated with a corresponding area in the bottom casting? Lie Nielsen have carried on the tradition of the flat wings on their bedrock planes however I am not sure if all other Bedrock planes made by other manufacturers carry this tradition. Either that, or someone sabotaged Stanley's orange paint supply. Ease of adjustment is a large part of the entire process, which isn't to say that it can't be done with any other plane, and with practice--like any other task--it becomes easier, I'm sure.
In theory, this can eliminate resonate vibrations in the plane while working. With the iron secured to the frog, it follows, then, that the iron likewise moves closer to or farther from the mouth. By giving the screw a turn, the frog moved either forward or backward. These are not transferable between planes, and will not fit the Stanleys. The bottom casting has a sloped and machined area onto which the frog seats, for its entire length. It is in the original box, which is in decent condition.
The right side has some very fine pitting on the upper rear that was probably cleaned off a long time ago as it is under the overall patina. An idiot has wire brushed the top of the sweet heart blade. To address this, the New Britain stinktank tm had to come up with some other gimmick to differentiate the Bed Rocks from the Baileys, and what they decided upon was the capability to adjust the frog without removing the lever cap and iron. Lie Nielsen have carried on the tradition of the flat wings on their bedrock planes however I am not sure if all other Bedrock planes made by other manufacturers carry this tradition. They are worth more to other people than they are to me. The frog itself only differs from the conventional Bailey design in that its bottom is flat and fully machined. Stanley surely must have perceived some threat from Sargent over this, although the Sargent line of planes incorporating Shaw's patent aren't all that common.