LumberJocks

Bedrock Revival #1: The journey of a poor little bedrock to a sweet smoother.

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Deycart posted 527 days ago 1530 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Bedrock Revival series no next part

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.

Some primer


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.



12 comments so far

View paratrooper34's profile

paratrooper34

760 posts in 1577 days


#1 posted 527 days ago

Amazing!!! Fantastic job! It looks brand new!

-- Mike

View Don Broussard's profile

Don Broussard

1927 posts in 877 days


#2 posted 527 days ago

Nice job breathing new life back into that Bedrock, Deycart! Whispery fine shaving production—check. Did you really Japan it back or epoxy/automotive paint the inside of the body?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

View Don W's profile (online now)

Don W

14828 posts in 1193 days


#3 posted 527 days ago

woooow, nice save!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5285 posts in 1223 days


#4 posted 527 days ago

Looks like an amazing transformation. Well done, and worth it, no doubt.

View jap's profile

jap

1225 posts in 679 days


#5 posted 527 days ago

very nice restore.

-- Joel

View Deycart's profile

Deycart

377 posts in 883 days


#6 posted 527 days ago

I used regular primer and spray paint. I’ve gotten tired of the temperamental Duplo color. It takes forever to cure and the finish is irregular. I think its just the climate here is causing it problems… cold and damp.

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

1775 posts in 816 days


#7 posted 527 days ago

WOW, what you achieved is absolutely amazing. Great salvage and resurrection. Now, enjoy the fruits of your labors.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View Dave's profile

Dave

11149 posts in 1465 days


#8 posted 527 days ago

I am impressed. You brought back a parts donor.
Amazing

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

View Deycart's profile

Deycart

377 posts in 883 days


#9 posted 527 days ago

I don’t think I would ever try this again with a plane much bigger than a number 5. I think in all the total project too me around 12 hours.

View racerglen's profile

racerglen

2293 posts in 1406 days


#10 posted 527 days ago

Flippin’ amazing, when I saw that warp, thought you’d made toast !
Great job !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

View CL810's profile

CL810

1952 posts in 1613 days


#11 posted 527 days ago

Deycart -you worked some crazy magic on that 603!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

View bondogaposis's profile (online now)

bondogaposis

2479 posts in 976 days


#12 posted 527 days ago

You saved that one from the scrap pile for sure.

-- Bondo Gaposis

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase