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CharlieM1958

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864 days ago

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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Don W

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#1 posted 864 days ago

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 864 days ago

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

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knotscott

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#3 posted 864 days ago

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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sandhill

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#4 posted 864 days ago

Very good score, I’m jealous

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 864 days ago

Nice, cant wait to see it cleaned up.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 864 days ago

nice find Charlie

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 864 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 864 days ago

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!

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

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 864 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#10 posted 864 days ago

Nice find Charlie.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 864 days ago

Nice score, Charlie!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 864 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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Richard

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#13 posted 864 days ago

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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poopiekat

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#14 posted 863 days ago

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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ShipWreck

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#15 posted 863 days ago

Have fun with it Charlie. :)

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