How to Assemble a Stanley Hand Plane – Basic Bailey Model
How to Assemble a Stanley Hand Plane – Basic Bailey Model
I found it surprising that there were no simple straight forward videos showing a person how to assemble a Stanley hand plane. I decided to share this one of a plane that I just restored or “resurrected” in the theme of Halloween, and Hallowood15.
If you want to know how to sharpen and setup a Bailey plane, then look no further than a master of woodworking Paul Sellers’ Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulSellersWoodwork). I sharpen and setup my planes exactly the way he does it. Anything else is a waste of your time.
The model is a Stanley 4C around mid-20th century. The Stanley Bailey models are popular among would be woodworkers and artists, because they economical for a person on a budget but they are also well made. The “antiques” rival that of any current plane maker, some may argue the current “top-of-the-line” planes are worse then the worst of the old Bailey model.
John Z Zhu
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You assembled the plane so fast, often at bad angles for the viewer, that I had to keep stopping the video to check how the assembly was made. It’s not very user friendly, IMO.
Thank you! I had my iron upside down and the chip breaker would slide down the bevel. I knew it had to be wrong.
Thanks mate. I too was surprised there aren’t any straight forward plane assembly videos… until I found yours at least.
Now I have figured it out
Great to the point video
Nice video, John. I need one of this.
Nice. I have an old Stanley Bailey no. 5 that I had to figure this out on when I first got it in order to clean it.
Where can I buy the missing parts?
Now do it blind folded under fire then ill be impressed:-)
I did the exact same as most guys do…… took the dang thing apart and didn’t take any photos. Thought to myself….. I got this! No way Jose. I had a "Senior moment". Thanks Mister for putting this on facebook.
thanks. I took it apart to sharpen it. Then it stayed apart till today .
Hey, I’ve got a Stanley 4c also! Great smoother. The one thing that bugs me is that Stanley changed the threading direction on the adjuster a few times, so my smoother goes one way and my Jack (or Jointer, one of them) goes the other way. I can understand why guys get picky about making sure all their planes are the same type.
Mate the blurring stops and fades are annoying and hard to follow and see, but hey, it’s better than what I filmed, Thanks.
This was a great video thanks! I took the blade out to sharpen it, and a bunch of parts popped off all at once, and I had no chance to see how it went together. This answered the question of "where the hell does this large brass knob go on the chip breaker and blade."
Cheers pal, I had taken it apart to clean and had convinced myself that I would remember how it went back, I didn’t, this was invaluable 🙂
If only you had shown how to make the friggen adjustment. Argh!
Mr. Zhu, thank you. At last a step by step guide without all the extra talk by so called experts, I learned something.
Thanks for this! I bought a vintage (2nd quarter 1940) no 5 Stanley Bailey Canadian made plane at a flea market, stripped it down, cleaned it all up, smoothed the base, re-painted it and then… couldn’t get it back together again! Great video and easy to follow.
Some of the comments regarding camera angles, etc, made me laugh. Some people just gotta complain! I found it super easy to follow. Sure, I had to hit pause all the time and rewind a few sequences but so what? I’m sitting here at my desk with a fully assembled plane in front of me and it took me all of about 3 minutes.
Took apart my great-grandfather’s plane to take the rust off and give it a good oil and cleaning, and couldn’t remember how to get the chip breaker back on. Just as well: he had it on incorrectly! Cheers!
Thank you, just what I needed!
Great video with no yapping. Good job!
Thank you for making this video I took apart my grandpa no 6 type 20 and refurbished it over two weeks and forgot how to put it back together. I was panicking
Mine is a Millers Falls but I have problems with rocking tote when I screw It down. Any ideas how to fix?😁👍
Excellent stuff. But can you do it blindfold, in the dark, without the plane actually being there…?
Helpful to know how to put back together.
My chip breakers not laying flat and jamming up with chips , i was just using it
Wonderfully shows the coorect way to position the iron: what more could you want.
Great video! I just did a sharpen and basic refurbish on a Stanley Handyman plane and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t going back together nicely until I found your video. I was putting the chip breaker on the wrong side of the blade…
Thanks mate helped me out their
Anyone would think you have done this before 👊👍🤣
Thankyou! Really helpful.
i have never seen someone put the chip breaker on the blade like that. I usually just put them together then put the screw through.
I’ll never understand why you guys do not speak at least tell us beginners what each piece is called
Very good that you did this .It is exactly what was missing for planes .Well done indeed.
Clear, concise instructions with no needless banter. Thanks! May want to oil some of those screws and sliding surfaces as well.
Thank you so very much for this video. Very helpful indeed and no nonsense
Thanks, after watching your vid, it was super easy afterwards👍🏽
Thank You!!! I needed this!!!
Thanks very much for posting. I bought an old one and have flattened it and cleaned it up nicely, however, one problem. The brass nut holding the knob down at the front of the place will not fit flush level with the wood. It stands proud about 3 or 4mm. Pretty annoying. Pretty sure it didn’t prior to disassembly. I’d appreciate any thoughts. Thanks for the vid.
If I’m missing a few screws and one tiny part where could I purchase them
This was EXTREMELY helpful. I took the blade off to send it for sharpening and could not figure out how to reassemble the pieces. This was a toolsaver. The plane belonged to my great-grandfather.
Thanks got mine together 👍
Thanks. Took apart an old plane but forgot which bits went where. Clear, concise and to the point.
Thanks I was sharpening my dads planer and for got how to reassemble it
Your informative video is very much clear
You kindly make a video how to use and adjust the same Randa, use of every part etc.