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Shop Tools #14: New Plane - Bedrock 604 1/2

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 08-23-2013 05:09 PM 1525 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: My Latest Power Tool Part 14 of Shop Tools series Part 15: Stanley 45 and two boxes of cutters »

I’ve been wanting one of these for a while. An opportunity came up to pick this up on eBay and I made the jump. It’s main issue is that it has been drilled to hang on the wall. Not going to affect my ability to use it.

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



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 08-23-2013 05:19 PM

You know, Wayne, if that ugly hang-hole ever gets to you to the point you decide the plane must go, keep me in mind. :-)

Congrats, nice pickup!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 05:32 PM

Nice looking plane Wayne.

-- - Terry

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JayT

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 05:34 PM

Ooh, tool porn!

Nice pick up, Wayne.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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lysdexic

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 06:03 PM

Classic beauty.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 06:13 PM

Congrats, It’s sweet brother. Hope to get one someday.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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Brit

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 06:31 PM

Oh yeah! She’s a beauty Wayne.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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WayneC

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 09:00 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. It is a good day. :)

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

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#8 posted 08-23-2013 09:47 PM

that is one sweet looking plane. V logo and all. You set it next to those 2 fixer uppers. That’s like sitting me next to Heidi Klum at a Emmy awards dinner!

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

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#9 posted 08-23-2013 09:53 PM

I am envious. Really nice looking plane.

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WayneC

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#10 posted 08-24-2013 02:30 AM

Don, the two fixer uppers are my next restoration projects. Stanley type 9 4 1/2 and a Type 11 4 1/2c. Might get to them this weekend. I have a Type 11 #5 as well waiting.

Thanks Shane.

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

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#11 posted 08-24-2013 11:46 AM

Scoooooooore!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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WayneC

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#12 posted 08-24-2013 01:39 PM

Thanks Doug. What are you up to these days?

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

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bobasaurus

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#13 posted 08-30-2013 04:43 PM

I wonder if you could fill the hole with a brass rod, peen it to make a kind of rivet, then lap the bottom flat, rod and all. Just one option to fill it, I guess.

-- Allen, Colorado

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WayneC

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#14 posted 08-30-2013 04:47 PM

You probably could, but it still would not fix the issue of being modified. I will just leave it as it is and use the heck out of it.

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

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#15 posted 08-30-2013 05:34 PM

I just picked up a really nice #4 1/2 which I was really excited about. Now I wish I’d held out for the #604 1/2. Thanks for harshing my mellow…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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