|Forum topic by CharlieM1958||posted 375 days ago||1056 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
375 days ago
I mentioned the other day in another discussion that I was awaiting the arrival of a Vaughn & Bushnell #904 I picked up on eBay. It caught my eye because it looked a lot like a 604 Bedrock.
I did some research, and all I was able to find out about these planes is that they were made between 1923 and 1940, and were intended to be direct competition for the Bedrocks. They are drop forged rather than cast, which supposedly made them much more durable in an accidental fall. The frog slides on a track just like a bedrock, and the plane seems very well made. The knob and tote are walnut.
It didn’t need much work in the cleanup department. I didn’t even repaint the bed. I honed the iron, and it feels like a really nice user now.
If anyone has any further insight on these, I’d be glad to hear it.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"