I'm doing my best in trying not to gain any moss while slowly rolling down the handplane slope, but my lack of knowledge has me at a snail's pace. I haven't had much luck searching for older planes, so I've decided to pop my Vertias cherry on their apron plane. From what I've read here on CWW, it's the perfect starter block plane, that won't collect dust when my abilities mature. However, no matter how a spin my budget, I can't seem to work my way into a new full sized jointer. Which brings me to my point....
I found a #7 Bailey made in England.
So my questions are...
1) Are all Baileys created equal...? From what little I know. The bailey versions of the stanley planes are supposedly the good ones, but I didn't realize they were made in England as well.
2) Does the sole look salvageable...? I have the means to precision grind the sole if the need be, but if it's a lost cause, why bother right...
3) ..and finally the big one. What's a English made Bailey worth...?
Any help will be very appreciated guys. ...And if you think it's worth picking up at the right price, please don't be shy with your opinion and the value you think it has. I plan on being in Lee Valley tomorrow morning, and if the above Bailey desn't get any positive responses by then. You never know what i may come home with...lol
Thanks in advance