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PaBull

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1239 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: keen kutter

This is a Keen Kutter, K-6 (not KK-6), bedrock type, with corrugated bottom. I really like this plane, and I would like to restore it, but I need too many parts for it. I will be selling it on Ebay starting 6pm PST tonight (3/8/11). Make an offer to buy and I will take it off. OR make me an offer selling me the parts and I will keep it.

PM me if you want to buy or help restore.

Thanks.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower


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swirt

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#1 posted 1239 days ago

Looks like it is only missing a rear tote and the adjuster wheel/rod.
Have you tried here http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/bench-plane-repair-kits.aspx

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 1239 days ago

Swirt, you ar correct, it’s missing:
1. the blade
2. rear tote
3. blade depth adjuster wheel
4. depth adjuster screw

The blade on this K-6 is 2.5” wide. I have a KK-5 1/2, but the blade from this plane is too narrow.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 1239 days ago

How about 2-/3/8”?
http://www.hocktools.com/BP.htm

Granted, it will run you $60 for a the frog kit and blade, plus whatever for a new tote (though they can be hand made). Still for $60 it would be a pretty nice plane.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 1239 days ago

Make me an offer…..

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 1239 days ago

Sorry I was wrong, this one will take a 2 3/8 blade.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 1239 days ago

PaBull- I think I have an extra blade that size and I would sell it to you for cheap. I also have a adjustment wheel and screw that should fit it that I will also sell you for cheap. I would like to clear out some of my extra plane parts..

Send me a msg if your interested.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#7 posted 1238 days ago

Wow, Dan, that’s too kind of you. Hm, now i need to rethink the selling of this plane. I will PM you.

Pabull

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#8 posted 1222 days ago

Thank you Dan, I got your package. It came in yesterday, but I did not have time to post anything. What a nice thing to do to help me out to restore this old K6.

It all fitted perfect, as if it was made for it. The nicely polished frog adjustment screw (I like the later version better, bigger for better turning). The thread for the adjustment screw was also correct. The blade was perfect and sharp ready to go to work. My old cap iron fitted and looked more original, so I will be keeping that one on this plane.

I found another rear handle and refinished it. The rest of the plane will come later. I have a dresser for my wife’s closet that is higher in the list of priorities.

Again Thanks!! Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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