Today was a day with a lot chores to be done, so I picked a plane to rework that required little effort. This is a Stanley Bedrock plane from the mid-1930s. Bedrock planes are Stanley’s preimum line of handplanes. They were made in sizes from #2-#8. All of the planes are numbered in the 600 series (e.g. 603, 606, etc.) The early planes had a rounded side similar to normal Stanley Bailey planes. In the early 1900s the planes changed to a more square side as you can see from the photo of this plane. Bedrock Planes have a unique frog adjustment capability. You loosen 2 screws on the rear of the frog to release the frog and then you can use the center screw to adjust the mouth of the plane without removing the blade. The Lie-Nielson bench planes are based on Stanley Bedrock planes.
All I needed to do with this plane was clean it up a bit. Because this plane has collectable value, I replaced the original blade with a Hock Chipbreaker and Iron. I set the original blade aside and will return the blade if I ever decide to sell the plane. This plane was an eBay purchase and cost a little over $100.
Here are a couple of photos showing the plane after I cleaned it up.
The following photos show the planes that have been completed so far.
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