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Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack Plane Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack Plane

ST220622 Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack Plane A superb Stanley Sweetheart marked 5 1/2 in about unused condition. The wood is great and it has about all of the original japanning. The bare metal surfaces have a very light patina and a few very small staining spots. The blade looks like it was amateurishly ground, but not honed. Not a problem, but you will need to sharpen it. It has the 2 1/4" wide blade. For the connoisseur. Fine- $269



Number 84 Carpenter Number 84 Carpenter

ST220628 Number 84 Carpenter's Rule A common Stanley 24" four-fold fully-bound boxwood rule. It is still pretty crisp and a nice example. One of the pins is missing. I don't know why they even had these pins. They are always gone on well used rules. This one is a great user. G+ $39




Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST22068 Number 113 Compass Plane A nice honest as found Stanley 113 compass plane. It is the later style with a lateral adjuster on the top. The blade has the 1892 patent date logo. It doesn't have that much origjnal japanning left, but the bare metal surfaces have a pleasing patina and this is a great choice for a user. G+ $149






Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane

ST220533 Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane A V trademark example from the 1910s. The plane has a near full original iron and wasn't used much, but it wasn't stored that well and the japanning is mostly gone. The rest of the exposed metal surfaces have a dark patina, some of them with light rust. The sole of the plane was protected and is pretty nice. The sides aren't bad either, just with a dark patina. I think that is because they are iron and the other parts are steel. The rosewood is very nice. This plane is usable without cleaning it, but it should clean up nicely following the suggestions in our FAQs. It is priced to sell. G+ $99


Number 90 Marking Gauge

ST220514 Number 90 Marking Gauge This is a well used 90 and the nickel is mostly gone and the pin is worn down to nothing. Somebody has modified the end of it a bit to get more life out of the pin. It needs a new pin. G+ $19





Number 7C Bailey Jointer Plane Number 7C Bailey Jointer Plane

ST220228 Number 7C Bailey Jointer Plane An attractive Stanley 7C of about 1910. For reasons that I can't explain, this plane feels a bit heavier than standard. I weight it and it is about 9 ounces heavier than my own 7C. The sides seem a little thicker. It might be an H model, as all of these were not marked as such. The japanning has been touched up by a collector, but they did a great job. It look like it had better than 95% original japanning before they touched it up. This is a great user. G+ $189


Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST220233 Number 113 Compass Plane An early side wheel adjuster style Stanley compass plane. The plane is as found and the japanning is worn, with perhaps only 60% remaining. The bare metal surfaces have a light patina and are rust free. This is not a top shelf collector's piece, but it is a nice honest example for a user or a collector. G+ $145



Number 7C Bailey Jointer Plane Number 7C Bailey Jointer Plane

ST220246 Number 7C Bailey Jointer Plane This is a Stanley 7C corrugated jointer from the 1920s or 30s, but the blade, cap iron, and lever cap, are all off of a plane of about 1910. As a user it makes no difference. The I would rate the plane G++ except for the replaced parts, which have been cleaned with a wire wheel. It should make a great user for a cheap price. G+ $159



Book:  Boxwood & Ivory by Philip Stanley Book:  Boxwood & Ivory by Philip Stanley

ST220112 Book: Boxwood & Ivory by Philip Stanley A close to new copy. It has a hand written dedication inside to me from Phil. Fine $99






Blade for a Number 92 Shoulder Plane Blade for a Number 92 Shoulder Plane

ST211227 Blade for a Number 92 Shoulder Plane An unused blade for a Stanley 92. This is a US made blade, probably from the 1960s. Fine- $45






Blade for a Number 90 or 92 Blade for a Number 90 or 92

ST21124 Blade for a Number 90 or 92 A sweetheart marked blade that looks to me to be unused. It has the factory grind and has never been honed. Very clean condition with just one small stain on the back side. Fine $45





Number 95 Butt Gauge

ST211229 Number 95 Butt Gauge An as found example that has some plating loss and is a bit dirty. It is in the original box bottom. A great user. G+ $25





Number 299 Trimming Knife

ST1610120 Number 299 Trimming Knife A Stanley box knife in the original box. The box lists a slew of uses, but opening boxes is actually not on the list. I can still hear blades in the handle. The box is from the 1950s and is in nice condition. The tool is painted red and the red has some light wear and the initials F J scratched in. G+ $30



Number 7 Bailey Jointer Number 7 Bailey Jointer Number 7 Bailey Jointer

ST211138 Number 7 Bailey Jointer A 19th Century Stanley jointer with the half-moon logo on the blade. This is what collectors like to call a type 5. It is not common to find them this early in decent condition, and this one is really quite nice except for some losses to the japanning in the rear. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing dark patina. The blade is about 90% or better remaining. The rear tote has a chip to the upper right side of the spur but is still pretty nice. A nice honest early Stanley. G+ $199


Blade for a Number 10 Bench Rabbet Blade for a Number 10 Bench Rabbet

ST211150 Blade for a Number 10 Bench Rabbet A Stanley #10/10 1/2/10 3/4 blade with the 1892 patent date logo on it. 3/4" of useable length remains. It may have been very lightly cleaned. It has a medium patina and will look right in most planes of the correct period. G++ $35




Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST211153 Number 113 Compass Plane An as found example with the 1892 patent date logo, it needs a bit of cleaning but it will be a great user for a modest price. There is some surface staining on the sole, but it is not rusty and blade is still up at the top of the lateral adjust. These are really quite handy planes for some things. G+ $119



Russel Jennings

ST211039 Russel Jennings A nice clean 7 piece set in in the original roll. They are not all sharp, but more than half seem to be. Fine $99





Block Plane Iron Block Plane Iron

ST210980 Block Plane Iron A 1 5/8" wide blade, with the V-trademark, for a Stanley block plane. There are a bunch of models that this fits, so check what width you need. The only complaint on this blade is that the logo is faint. G++ $19




Blade for a Number 2  or 602 Blade for a Number 2  or 602

ST210913 Blade for a Number 2 or 602 An as found V trademark blade for a #2 sized plane. The blade has scattered staining with some very light pitting up around the logo. G+ $35





Number 20 Square

ST210811 Number 20 Square A nice as found example in 7 1/2" size. This one has the 1896 patent date on the blade. The brass trim is crisp and the blade has a nice patina with some original bluing, turned brown. The rosewood stock shows the most wear and has lost about half of itis original lacquer. A nicer user. G+ $29




Blade Set for Number 45 Combination Plane

ST210773 Blade Set for Number 45 Combination Plane This is an original set of blades for a Stanley 45 of the 1920s or 30s. It is the style that came in fwo separate wooden boxes. It appears to be complate, except that there is no slitter cutter. The blades look like they have been lightly cleaned and the labels on the boxes are deterioriated. This will be a great working set. It is much harder to find a set of blades than it is to find a plane with no blades. G+ $145


Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST210672 Number 45 Combination Plane A circa 1900 Stanley 45 with the floral pattern body, that is complete in the original box. It also has the original screwdriver and the tattered remains of the original instructions. The blade box has a nice original label. The upper edges of the chestnut box are have a number of pieces broken off, but they might all be in the box. The lid to the box is missing. A collector has polished the plane so that it is very clean and a bit on the shiny side. The original nickel is about 60-70% remaining. This is a nice example that is not too good to use, but nice enouch to display in a collection. G++ $249


Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule

ST210664 Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule A 4 fold 24" boxwood rule in as found condition and needing a light cleaning. It doesn't look like it was used much, but it was in the tray of a tool box and the outside has some marks and is a bit dirty. It should clean to at least G+ $75




Number 53 1/2 Architect Number 53 1/2 Architect

ST201053 Number 53 1/2 Architect's Rule A crisp example that still retains much original lacquer on the brass. Not a common rule and this one has clearly not been used a whole lot. G++ $89





Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST200643 Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge A very clean as found example with the early gothic style logo. G++ $59






Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST20041 Number 65 Marking Gauge This is the later style with the triangular stock, but it is boxwood. The later examples were maple. This one has not seen a lot of use. A hang hole was drilled in the far end, and they let it tear out the wood on the back side of the hole. A great user example. G+ $39




V-Trademark Iron

ST211185 V-Trademark Iron This is a good as found iron, but somebody has reduced the width to 2 1/16". It would have started as a 2 1/4" wide iron. It looks to be about full original length. Free to the first person who orders it and spends at least $200 on old tools. G+ $0




Number 7506 Tape Measure

ST200353 Number 7506 Tape Measure This is a scarce tape measure, and I can see why. It is not one of Stanley's more clever ideas. It is patented. The tape does not self retract, you have to push it back in. The last bit of it has bends in the tape where it was binding when pushing it back in. I put a few drops of machine oil into it and now it retracts much more freely. The exterior is in very clean condition. I didn't rate it higher because of the minor bends in the tape. G++ $25


Number 90 Marking Gauge Number 90 Marking Gauge

ST20035 Number 90 Marking Gauge A used but well cared for example. I think that the casting on this one is the first style that was used, but I don't claim to have studied these. The pin is very worn down. It still works but it is at the end of its useful life. This is of course easy to replace. G+ $36




Number 38 1/2 Pocket Level

ST19033 Number 38 1/2 Pocket Level A nice sweetheart marked example that has probably been very lightly cleaned by a collector. G+ $36






Number 10 or10 1/2 Blade

ST190316 Number 10 or 10 1/2 Blade This is an original iron for a Stanely rabbet plane like a 10, 10 1/4, or 10 1/2. It has just shy of 1/2" remaining and has the 1892 patent date logo. G+ $35







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