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Ezra

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1169 days ago

Good evening: I was lucky enough to stumble upon a Stanley Bedrock 604 hand plane in pretty good shape for free. :) There are a few parts missing that I will need to replace but haven’t had any luck finding a place to purchase them. I need a bedrock lever cap mostly, and plan to buy a replacement blade set from Veritas or Lie Nielsen. My question is two fold. Can anyone point me in the direction for where I may buy a replacement lever cap, and would a blade/chip breaker set for a Stanley #4 work in the Bedrock 604? Any help would be appreciated.

-- Ezra in Brew City


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bubinga

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#1 posted 1169 days ago

Here you go http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/hand-plane-repair-parts.aspx

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sikrap

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#2 posted 1169 days ago

I would contact Walt at brass city records. Walt is a great guy and his prices are more than fair. His phone number is 203-574-7805

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 1169 days ago

First, congratulations on the tool gloat. Even an incomplete Bed Rock plane for free is gloatable. For the blade, any 2” blade/chipbreaker combination for any of the common iron bench planes will work. Most any from a Stanley, Millers Falls, Craftsman, Sargent and many other No. 4 or No. 5 sized planes will work since both sizes use 2” wide cutters. Personally, if your making a user our of it, I would invest in an iron and chipbreaker from Ron Hock, Lee Valley/Veritas or Pinnacle (purchase from Woodcraft). Any of those will provide a high quality iron that you won’t have to spend a bunch of time flattening and tuning. They will be almost ready to use right out of the box. You would only need to do a little bit of honing. For the lever cap, once again, most any lever cap from a 2” wide iron bench plane will work. However, for the long term value of the plane, you may eventually want to get a Bed Rock lever cap since it has the words Bed Rock cast into it. However, to get it working, most any Stanley lever cap from either a no. 4 or no. 5 will work and you can find no. 4 and 5 sized planes for nothing out there that would give you a blade and lever cap that could get you started until you can get a quality iron and the correct Bed Rock lever cap. As for finding the Bed Rock lever cap, do a google search for Antique plane parts. There are numerous sources out there that sell parts for these things. Ping me privately and I can provide you with a few sources you might want to check with. One web source for parts would be www.stanleytoolparts.com, but they won’t have a Bed Rock lever cap. They will have one that will work, but it won’t say Bed Rock.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Ezra

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#4 posted 1169 days ago

Awesome! Thank you all for the feedback. I was hoping that the standard 2 inch replacement blades would work. I bought a 2 inch Veritas replacement set for my other plane, and am happy with it’s performance and cost. Thanks for the feedback regarding the lever cap too Doc. I was thinking that I would have to buy a another beat up bedrock from ebay just for the lever cap.

-- Ezra in Brew City

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#5 posted 1168 days ago

I see bedrock lever caps for sale on ebay all the time. You should be able to find one there over time. You can use a standard stanley lever cap in the interim.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=bedrock+lever+cap&_sacat=0&_odkw=lever+cap&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

On the blades, because it is a Bedrock, I would second the recommendation use a premium blade/chipbreaker. When you get done you will have a very nice plane. The new ones from Veritas or hock would be where I would go.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=66868&cat=1,41182

http://www.hocktools.com/BP.htm

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