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Blog entry by Don W posted 05-03-2012 08:42 PM 1106 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Bedrock 604 with a cracked side that had been welded. I knew it was cracked when I bought it, so I got it pretty cheap.

I restored it and Painted the sides to help hide the weld. I used some prototype knob and tote I had made previously. It had a Sweat heart iron.

So today I took it for a spin. Using my new #604 Bedrock Jack and my #604 Bedrock smoother I prepared a couple pieces of rough sawn, just for test sake. The first is a piece of pine.

Now grab the 604 smoother

Its still my favorite smoother.

It came out nice, rough to finish.

Next do the same with a piece of Ash.

Rough sawn off the bandsaw mill.

Stroke two ways with the Jack.

And smooth.

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



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Brit

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 09:10 PM

That looks like a great combo you’ve got going on there Don. I’m loving that Ash.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-03-2012 10:21 PM

and now you can sing …. lets twist again as we did last saturday… lets twist again…. :-)

great couple ..nicely saved from the scrapyard

Dennis

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 12:32 AM

Nice work.I watched that plane …lol…

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#4 posted 05-05-2012 03:04 AM

I love a sweat heart with a racing stripe.
Nice save Don.
Very well done.

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

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 02:00 PM

Don, this plane came out great, You know I was thinking about where you might have gotten your inspiration for this design, could it have been from motorcycles? Seems kind of Harley’esque which would make sense given your profil pic.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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