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Stanley no.3 bench plane - c. WWII - $60 (Seal Bay Park)

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Bates road
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Stanley
model name / number: Bailey no.3
size / dimensions: Standard
This plane was in my hands every week these past six months - and every day on build projects.
It works wonderfully. It is very comfortable. There are absolutely no problems I have noticed with it. The steel is excellent quality, and the edge is a razor. Back is polished to a mirror finish.
During WWII, brass was replaced with steel and rosewood was replaced with beech. Rear tote is perfect and familiar. I like the earlier style small-diameter adjustment wheel; it allows a little more space for the knuckles and looks old-school. Although it deviates in appearance to the classic type 13-17, it feels the same in the hands. I really prefer a no.3 for so many of the smaller pieces and finishing tasks. It takes up less room on my cluttered workbench ;)

If you’re still reading, you can note this: I will soon be selling the no.8 in the final photo.

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