Plane Restoration #3: Bedrock 603 - Bringing it back together

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 04-06-2009 12:52 AM 1010 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well to make this plane usable, I have to figure out a few things and maybe someone here can help me. I got the plane all put back together today, but the blade depth dial doesn’t seem to work very well. When I look at it, it appears that there is a notch in the chip breaker where the little pivot mechanism is supposed to fit. It appears that the pivot mechanism doesn’t seat in there very well, and on further inspection it actually appears like the chip breaker notch area has been worn down some from this pivot mechanism.

Of course, it could absolutely be operator error as well. It doesn’t appear that the pivot has been damaged, I would think if part had broken off it would be really obvious because it wouldn’t have broken straight. I looked online for some schematics but i could only find some really small pictures that couldn’t be enlarged.

How tight should the cap iron be? I realize that it should be tight enough that there isn’t really any play, but should it actually be a bit tighter?

Any help on this would be appreciated.


it appears that the bolt that was with the plane is not correct. I tested it this morning knowing what I was looking for and its true that it is too tall and hits the back of the frog and doesnt allow the blade/chipbreaker to rest fully against the frog.

Thanks to everyone who took the time in the forums to help me out you guys rock!

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#1 posted 04-08-2009 07:52 AM

You might want to put a link to your post showing the resolution to your issue. : ^ )

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