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Blog series by depictureboy updated 04-06-2009 12:52 AM 3 parts 4391 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Bedrock 603 - Before

04-01-2009 02:38 AM by depictureboy | 7 comments »

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….

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Part 2: Bedrock 603 - Halfway there

04-04-2009 04:59 PM by depictureboy | 8 comments »

Well I am about halfway there that I can tell. I am restoring this to be a user, but I am not sure really how far I need to go. I soaked it for 2 days in a molasses water mixture after finding that molasses is a chelation agent like most of the other rustoff products… As you can see, I dont have it “shined up”. But in think what you are seeing is what I keep seeing referred to as patina..but I really dont know. Here you can see the patent numbers, but also you ...

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Part 3: Bedrock 603 - Bringing it back together

04-06-2009 12:52 AM by depictureboy | 1 comment »

Well to make this plane usable, I have to figure out a few things and maybe someone here can help me. I got the plane all put back together today, but the blade depth dial doesn’t seem to work very well. When I look at it, it appears that there is a notch in the chip breaker where the little pivot mechanism is supposed to fit. It appears that the pivot mechanism doesn’t seat in there very well, and on further inspection it actually appears like the chip breaker notch area has been...

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