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From the depths of the "Dungeon Warehouse Basement" in Milwaukee Wisconsin, we have this "Poor Soul" of a Stanley Bailey No. 22 Smoothing Plane. This "Poor Soul" spent the last few years in the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet that was in the basement of a warehouse in Milwaukee that flooded 4 or 5 years ago. There were several planes in this drawer, and this one survived in the best condition. I did a little research, and found that Stanley made these planes from 1870-1943. I believe this one dates from the end years of production due to the Stanley Tools decal on the side of the wood sole. I couldn't quite make the decal out, but I believe this photo from ebay is what it's supposed to look like. As you can imagine having been submerged is going to make this one a bit of fun to bring back. I'm in the process now of trying to dry the Boxwood sole out without it totally splitting, etc. I found during my research, that this is not one of the popular "Collector" planes, but I'm going to give restoring it a go anyway. The price was right $0.00, so I won't lose anything trying. This will be my first attempt at restoring a hand plane, so I may as well start out with a good challenge. So any advice from the "Plane Experts" in going about saving this "Poor Soul" will be appreciated. Larry Old Woodworking Machinery Forum Host