I've decided at long last modify all my Stanley Bailey planes, I'm upgrading them with Lie Nielsen blades and this time I'm also replacing the old Stanley chip breakers with the new thicker Lie Nielsen chip breakers.
I did do an earlier upgrade on a Stanley Bailey No 5 the post found here in my blog which I will supply a link to a little later, I did not at that time up grade the chip breaker to the No 5, that one will also be included in these up grades, to that plane there will be an alteration that I did to the sideways lateral movement that I'm not happy with, it didn't work quite as I had hoped so that modification will be removed from the plane and a another y lever fitted to accommodate the extra thickness with a new Lie Nielsen chip breaker being fitted.
Lucky for me as seen here to save a lot of time I already have some spare y lever that I previously lengthened when I did the original Stanley upgrade.
The y lever was fitted into a spare frog from an old Stanley No 5 that's among my spare parts so it was easily remove by tapping out the securing pin then doing the same to frog on the T5 and then refitting the frog into the T5.
Above showing the record y lever before removal after fitting and a comparison with a second T5 showing the difference in the two lengths to cope with the new Lie Nielsen blade and chip breaker.
Next comes the alteration to the mouth of the plane body to allow the extra thick blade to slip through the body to be able to plane timber .
Shown here partly altered, I filed out the mouth to allow the blade to just slide through it for now, the blade as yet unsharpened.
The mouth showing daylight, after the blade is sharpened this may still require a final adjustment.
The blade just showing through the sole as yet still unsharpened .
I still have to sharpen the blade an do the complete refurbishment of this plane but as you have already guessed those will be other posts.
Plane blade now sharpened grind angle 25 degrees Scary sharpened 30 degrees , shaving in my palm are from end grain and in the micrometer, down the edge curly shaving from the same piece of oak now set to take shaving at 0.01mm, I'm chuffed.