I won a REALLY beat up bedrock 603 off of the bay recently. It had a crack on one cheek and a mean twist to the bed. So I figured for 20$, I would see if it could bring it back to life.
After a little welding (I suck at stick welding)
Placed in to the oven to make the welds actually fileable and to relax the casting. After bringing it up to orange heat, I let it cool slowly in the box overnight. It was still a little warm the next day.
This is after it cooled. and some filing.
Here is what it looked like after I used to JB weld to fill in the low spots and to fix the warp in the bed. The bed was warped almost a 1/4 inch in one corner! That’s not a shadow in the corner.
The finished shots
New Vertas blade. I don’t think I have seen anyone give them a try. Everyone goes straight to a Hock blade. These are a bit cheaper and every bit as good.
Some action shots
Yup that’s 2 mil… I think I got it working fine.