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poopiekat

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09-26-2010 11:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley bedrock 7 plane

While rummaging around the various classified ad postings, I saw something I just had to have: Stanley Bedrock #607-C
Stanley Bedrock #607-B
Stanley Bedrock #607-A
Yes, a Stanley Bedrock #607!! I’ve been wanting one of these 22” planes for a long time. $50 later, it came home with me. Now, the Evaporust bath, some sharpening and tuning up, and it will be used well.
Have you found an old tool lately? Whatcha got? Please post it here!!

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#1 posted 09-26-2010 11:59 PM

congratz!! I just got this rockwell drill model 11-280 from the 70s. I am very excited about

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 12:04 AM

Great, Camper!! I think those are called “Radial Drills” because they can drill at an angle without rotating the table…. great for drilling holes for spindles on the underside of rocking chair seats, etc. Great find, sir!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 02:40 AM

Greetings Pk,
Not being much of a hand tool guy, I do have a couple of good old Stanley planes, but a question:
Is there an advantage to the longer planes like this one, and if so, what? Like I said, I have a couple, and the biggest is a #5…..I take it the #s on them mean as to size, what they do, etc….

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 02:49 AM

Good find looking forward to seeing it all cleaned up.

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 03:28 AM

Thanks!! :). That’s good to know. I downloaded the manual but have not given it the attention it deserves yet. I am looking forward to tinkering with it. I am not sure that I will ever be able to use it to its maximum capacity but I am not gona dump it in a corner and let it rust away. As far as I can see, if looking into the picture is the z axis and vertical is y, you can rotate the head 360 degrees both in the y and z axis…so I think you are right.

In any case, looking forward to the cleaned up pics of the plane. I am sure it will turn up real nice.

-- Tampa-FL

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 03:41 AM

Hi Rick D!
This plane was once in the toolbox of the seller’s grandfather, who often used it to fix variations and unevenness in hardwood floors.. I intend to level out a slightly warped butcher-block table top with it, one that got put into a moist environment and got cupped a bit. This plane is heavier than either of my two #7’s, but it will do it’s job well, I expect. It’s more of a ‘road-grader’ than a plane due to it’s length. Hope I can do what I need to do with it before my arms fall off from the hefty weight of it! I’m building a new swedish-style workbench with recycled red beech, and I expect this tool will level off the top surface nicely. I’m anxious to see how it will perform in an oversize shooting board also. Thanks, all for the great comments!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 04:06 AM

Great score on the plane, congratulations!

This was found in an “antique” shop a couple months ago for $15.00.

I had never seen a saw like it before, has a couple neat little features which attracted me.
One was the shapely handle and the little notch and tooth close to the end of the blade was interesting.

Anyone else seen one like this?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 12:15 AM

jusfine,
I recently got a 15-point handsaw in a yardsale, actually three of them for $5 all. The others were a 10 point and 8 point, more typical of what an old framing carpenter might have used. The cabinetmaker’s saw also had that strange taper at the fore end of the blade, and I have no idea why it’s there. Is there any name on those brass buttons? Mine’s a Disston. I’d love a saw like yours for my antique replica tool chest project coming up shortly! Thanks for posting!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 12:28 AM

I will check the saw for identification when I go out to the shop tonight.

If you want a saw of your own, the video, plans and a measured drawing are available… :)

I will take it across the road (everyone has their own little side businesses here in the country) to my neighbour, he could make a blade for you, if you want I can send you more photos and measurements and trace the handle, and you could make a brand new one. Yes?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 03:44 PM

Nice find on the plane. I just stopped at one of my favoite used tool haunts yesterday and they had a 607 for $100. Sadly this place where I have bought a lot of tools from is finally starting to figure out what they are really worth.

The saw nibs bring up a lot of discussion about their purpose. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/4691

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