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Handplane Restoration #15: Stanley Bedrock #605 Jack Plane

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 05-07-2007 04:14 AM 15281 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Stanley Bailey #5 1/4 Junior Jack Plane Part 15 of Handplane Restoration series Part 16: New Candidates »

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.




Stanley #605 Bedrock Jackplane




Stanley Bedrock #605 Jack Plane - Side




Stanley Bedrock #605 Jack Plane - Sole




Stanley Bedrock #605 Jack Plane - Blade and Frog off




Here are a couple of photos showing the plane after I cleaned it up.




Stanley Bedrock #605 - After




Stanley Bedrock #605 - Sole After




The following photos show the planes that have been completed so far.




Planes Completed So Far




Another view of planes completed so far



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



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John Gray

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#1 posted 10-24-2007 07:36 PM

Ya hoo BETTER PICTURES!!! Keep up the good blog series.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Dadoo

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#2 posted 10-24-2007 08:33 PM

Hey Wayne, I have an old Sargent #714 I recently put back in usuable service. The handles refinished beautifully and now I figure I may as well do the rest right too. What kind of paint would you use? And where can I obtain a new blade at? Mine was ground at an angle over its lifetime and needs be squared or replaced.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 10-24-2007 09:18 PM

I try to leave the japanning alone (black coating) as it will affect the collector’s value of the plane. There are a number of web resources for how to re-japan a plane. I will look around. All I do is put a clear coat of shellac on the body to protect the parts from rust. I also wax all parts of the plane using a good paste wax.

On blades, I buy ones I see at antique sales and flea markets if they are inexpensive. Woodcraft carries standard replacement blades. On my planes I like to use Hock Blades and chip breakers. They really do an outstanding job. You can see hock blades on 3 of the 4 planes in the photos above. The blades are made from great steel and are thicker than stock blades. This leads to better performance. Lie-Nielson also offers high end replacement blades. Also, depending on how much usable blade you have remaining, your current blade can be reground and sharpened. This can be done on a standard grinder if your careful not to oveheat the the blade. You can grind a 25 degree bevel. Tools like the worksharp can make the process much easier.

This plane performs extereamly well… It is one of my favorites to use when I just want to go into the shop and make shavings…

John, this post was made about the time Martin enhanced the photo display capability and I started to take advantage of it. The rest of my posts should use larger photos.

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

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Dadoo

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#4 posted 10-25-2007 01:39 PM

Thanx for the reply. Looks like I’m gonna find someone to professionally reshape and resharped this as (1) I can’t seem to find a replacement for the 714 and (2) I know they’ll get the angles correct. I have a hard enough time just putting an edge on a lawnmower blade!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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WayneC

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#5 posted 10-25-2007 03:07 PM

Your welcome. I just took a look on the internet and realized the 714 is an auto set plane. I had been assuming it was a strait bench plane. BTW. The one I saw was for sale for $329 or similar.

Finding a replacement blade will be tough. Do you have a woodcraft close by? I belived the one here will sharpen blades. That or you could send it to me and I will sharpen it and send it back. Can you post a few photos of the plane?

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

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#6 posted 06-29-2011 11:06 PM

Hooooo Raaaaaaah!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 06-29-2011 11:23 PM

: ^ )

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

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