|Project by GaryB||posted 02-03-2009 01:46 AM||2027 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I started out to refinish a 604, and 607 Bedrock plane for myself. Well things got a little out of hand and I ended up with a 604, 3 605’s, 2 607’s, and pieces and parts here and there. I refinished all but one of the 607’s (which was in the nicest shape of all of them) with all of the various parts I had on hand, making sure to stay consistent with the plane types. I will keep one type 6 604, one type 6 605, and one type 6 607 for myself, but instead of selling both type 7 605’s, and deal with the potential collector backlash on ebay, I decided to give them away to several very close woodworking friends as gifts. If you add up the dollars and time, I would not likely break even anyway. So, I decided to get a little more dovetail practice and make a box to put each plane in, and the box could be used to store the plane or used for another purpose (re-gift to a spouse?). I have not built many boxes, and they were harder than I expected, but learned a lot. The boxes are made from cherry with walnut plywood panels, and thin solid walnut for the lid trim. I did not like any easy or inexpensive hinge options, so I added a lip on the lid to fit inside the bottom which worked well. The shavings are from some left over cherry from the boxes, made with that actual plane. All of the planes cut wonderfully after a careful (and time consuming) tune. I will post some pics of my keeper planes after re-assembly.
Thanks for looking,