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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 04-17-2012 12:20 AM 1683 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2012 12:20 AM

I’m kinda excited about this one. I picked it up newly listed on eBay for $85 + shipping. That’s more than I usually pay for an old plane, but everything I’ve read suggests Bedrock 607 jointers of this era are valuable both as users and as collectors items. According to Bob Kaune's Bedrock type study, this would appear to be a type 11, manufactured around 1942.

Other than the usual dirt and grime, all the parts, including the bed and mouth seem tp be in pristine condition. This thing should shine up like a new penny. I’ll post photos, of course, when I’m done.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 12:25 AM

you scored Charlie. I’ve been on the hunt for a 607 or 608. It looks like you found yourself a good one.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 12:32 AM

Nice looking plane, and at a great price too! Was it a buy it now?

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 12:39 AM

That’s in pretty nice shape as is….it should clean up beautifully.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 12:41 AM

Very good score, I’m jealous

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#5 posted 04-17-2012 12:57 AM

Nice, cant wait to see it cleaned up.

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#6 posted 04-17-2012 01:08 AM

nice find Charlie

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#7 posted 04-17-2012 01:10 AM

Shane: Yeah, at least once a day I do a search for “buy it now” “newly listed” planes. It’s about the only way to get a bargain on eBay any more. Usually the buy it now prices are way too high, but now and then you get someone who undervalues an item.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-17-2012 01:29 AM

I picked it up newly listed on eBay for $85 + shipping. That’s more than I usually pay for an old plane Yeah, but most old planes for <$85 aren’t Bedrock jointers ;-)) Nice find Charlie!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 04-17-2012 01:49 AM

Sweet, I have nabbed a couple that way myself. You beat me to this one. I have been looking for a 607 to round out the collection. I would have been on that like white on rice!

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#10 posted 04-17-2012 01:50 AM

Nice find Charlie.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 04-17-2012 02:03 AM

Nice score, Charlie!

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#12 posted 04-17-2012 02:51 AM

If I know you, it’ll look like new when you’re done.

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#13 posted 04-17-2012 04:34 AM

Nice score Charlie! Wish I had seen it first!

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 04-17-2012 02:30 PM

I got my #607 for $70 thru a online classified listing, and the seller received several calls from busybodies (from other provinces far away) who found it necessary to tell him that the $35 he was asking was not enough. I had his phone number, and did not realize that he’d already pulled the ad. I went to look at it anyway, and ended up with not only the Bedrock, but a pristeen, in box #96 marking gauge, a nice #4, some socket chisels, and a really good set of #45 cutters that he had no idea what they were for. The whole lot including plane, was $90. Anxious to see some ‘after’ photos, Charlie!

-- 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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#15 posted 04-17-2012 07:01 PM

Have fun with it Charlie. :)

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