Stanley Bedrock 607C Restoration Complete!

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Forum topic by rolandstronghammer posted 05-24-2017 12:13 PM 1181 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2017 12:13 PM

Finally finished doing a full restoration on my 607. This was my first time restoring a hand plane. I started by taking all the metal peices and throwing them in some rust remover. Then I scrubbed them all with a brass wire brush and hit them with some wd40 to prevent rust. The handles were not cracked but had some signs of age so I sanded them down to bare wood and coated them with boiled linseed oil and then a coat of wax. I flattened the sides and bottom of the plane with my DMT diamond plates. That was probably the most arduous part of the process. Lastly I scraped away all the japanning I could with a flat head screwdriver then taped it up and sprayed it with three coats of black enamel. I flattened the iron and put a cambered edge on it with the my diamond stones taking it from 350-8000 grit. Lastly I lapped the iton on leather loaded with green polishing compound which I believe is 15000 grit. It seems to be working like a charm. I’m able to take shavings that are see through. Now I’m ready to flatten some stuff



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#1 posted 05-24-2017 01:55 PM

Looks good!

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#2 posted 05-24-2017 02:03 PM

Very nice. I’m a bedrock user as well. :)

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#3 posted 05-24-2017 02:16 PM

Great restoration, good job!

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#4 posted 05-24-2017 05:41 PM

Restoring an old plane like that to get those type of shavings is truly satisfying. Way to go.

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#5 posted 05-24-2017 06:39 PM

Congrats on your first one. Looks great.

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#6 posted 05-24-2017 11:59 PM

good job

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#7 posted 05-26-2017 12:17 AM

Nice. I kinda like them original though.

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#8 posted 05-26-2017 12:20 AM

Nice. I kinda like them original though.

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What do you mean? Original for a tool this old is rusted, in flat, with a chipped iron. Essentially not functional.

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#9 posted 05-26-2017 01:48 AM

nice job

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