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Blog entry by knotscott posted 1050 days ago 7349 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This restoration took place a couple of years ago, but thought I’d add it to the blog.

I acquired a Bedrock 605 Type 6 at a local antique coop. It was made between 1914 qand 1918 and was pretty rough. I opted to restore it the best I could with reasonable effort and cost. I fixed broken tote, cleaned up as much rust as I could, replaced the front screw on the rear tote, honed the blade, painted the top, and generally just gave it some TLC and elbow grease.

The process included disassembling everything down to the screws, then I plastered the rusty parts with Krud Kutter Rust Remover (a diluted phosporic acid best I can tell), alternated between wire brushing the rust, and resoaking with rust remover until most of the visible rust was gone. (I’ve since learned that Evaporust is highly regarded, so will try that the next time). Then I took 150 grit sand paper to the exposed metal surfaces of the base, the blade, and the cap iron. Then I followed by 220 grit on the lever cap and the afore mentioned parts. Lots and lots of sanding, wire brushing, and occasional WD-40. I painted the top with black enamel and baked it an hour or so. The top of the base is still fairly pitted, but I wasn’t willing to do any more about it. The rear tote repair was done with standard yellow glue and clamp pressure. I filled any gaps in the break with Superglue, and followed coat of poly spray to both handles.








-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....



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Don W

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#1 posted 1050 days ago

Super job!! Glad this got brought back to life. You were right about one thing, it looked pretty sad to start with. Good for another 100 years.

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

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racerglen

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#2 posted 1050 days ago

Very nice work. Congrats on a great save.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 1050 days ago

Nice one to save for sure, it should bring plenty of enjoyment in the shop….BC

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1050 days ago

Beautiful plane.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1050 days ago

Hopefully he is getting daily use now.

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

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redryder

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#6 posted 1049 days ago

You really cleaned that up nicely. What did that rust bucket cost you from the antique store??????

-- mike...............

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knotscott

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#7 posted 1049 days ago

What did that rust bucket cost you from the antique store??????

That’s the best part….$6! I think the Krud Kutter cost more than that!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Don W

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#8 posted 1049 days ago

that’s a great $6 well spent.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 1048 days ago

He lives! Excellent save, Scott.

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

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#10 posted 1044 days ago

wow, that cleaned up nicely.

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Bob817

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#11 posted 948 days ago

Nice, Very nice job!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#12 posted 810 days ago

I don’t own a No.5, but that one would do nicely. Well done that man!

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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