Plane Restoration #1: Bedrock 603 - Before

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 04-01-2009 02:38 AM 1452 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well now is the beginning of my Journey…..I guess I am going to get some evaporust and get started. Ill windup getting a hock blade and frog more than likely….

I got it for $2.50…..along with a 220 block plane for another 2.50….

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#1 posted 04-01-2009 02:49 AM

Depict. before you spend your cash on a new blade, sharpen the one you have. You may find it cuts like butter. Good luck.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#2 posted 04-01-2009 03:16 AM

what a steal!

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#3 posted 04-01-2009 04:08 AM

The Galoots have a compliment that they pay to each other when one makes a score like that. They(We) say , “YOU SUCK! ” This is born of jealousy and happiness for you that you will have and hold this tool until your kids sell it for $3(adjusting for inflation) at the dead father the woodworker garage sale. 70 or so years from now somebody will say the same thing to whomever buys it just before they heave out all your good stuff.

This is by no means derogatory or insulting in any way. Search out the old tools digest and see if they don’t tell you the same thing. they also say the same thing a but that is for powered stuff.

Evaporust is great stuff.

I hope you have many years of good use after you clean it up. Always remember I’ll give you $5 for both if you wish to sell them!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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Francisco Luna

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#4 posted 04-01-2009 04:16 AM

That plane at Ebay is over $100…....beautiful plane, great deal!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#5 posted 04-01-2009 04:18 AM

Good luck on the restoration, but take the advise of woodrat and mine the blade thats in that plane is money…it will cut like butter with the right care.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 04:23 AM

Take it completely apart, remove and set aside the wood. Next, wirebrush it as best as you can. Drop all metal parts in evaporust overnight. Rinse it off and clean it up with some steel wool. Then get online to find out how to level, sharpen it, etc.

I had a couple of planes in this condition. After doing this and using my worksharp to get the blade going I spent 30 minutes just taking 24 inch shavings off a piece of pine board. It will be a real pleasure and a rush to see what you’ll produce for your small investment. Great find, lucky guy.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 04-01-2009 08:27 PM

I think your going to be pleased. If your interested, I blogged a restore on a similar plane quite a while back.

Looking forward to seeing how yours comes out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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