|Forum topic by paratrooper34||posted 11-16-2011 02:51 AM||1423 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-16-2011 02:51 AM
I just restored an old Stanley Bedrock 4 1/2 and wanted to put a better set of handles on it than the rosewood ones that came with it. I searched the net and found Greg Droz’s site. I bought a closeout set (tote and knob) done in cocobolo for about $42 shipped. And they are beautiful!!! Look at the improvement in the looks of this plane, it really went a step above.
Now, I know that the handles don’t improve performance over perfectly good original ones. This was a purely aesthetic move. In my opinion, I did a nice job restoring this plane and wanted a set of wood that complimented the plane’s good looks. I thought about keeping the plane original for collector’s value, but the heck with that! I want a user and I want it to look good. I splurged on this one and figured I would make it look as good.
The main point of posting this is to show there is some nice stuff out there for a good price. I spoke with Mr. Droz on the phone last Tuesday to order the handles. They arrived yesterday, 6 days later which included a weekend and a national holiday. He was pleasant to talk with and got the work done quickly. I highly recommend him if you need a set of handles. Here is his website: