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CharlieM1958

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06-09-2012 07:42 PM

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"


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#1 posted 06-09-2012 07:53 PM

Cool looking plane Charlie

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 07:57 PM

niiiiice toy … Charlie :-)

congrats .. I´m sure its going to be one of your favorite tools

Dennis

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#3 posted 06-09-2012 07:58 PM

You did good Charlie, congrats.

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 08:28 PM

very nice Charlie.

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#5 posted 06-09-2012 08:29 PM

sure is a pretty one

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#6 posted 06-09-2012 08:31 PM

Another winner

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#7 posted 06-09-2012 08:39 PM

well charlie , the only insight i have for this one, is my sight seeing it in my shop, so just rebox it and let if head towards bamy..i think it must be way to humid there for this beauty, the tote will warp…the frog will ribbitt and the …well you see my point…lol….very nice plane..great score

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#8 posted 06-09-2012 08:54 PM

hi charlie!
I got one… and it’s one fine plane!001-20

-- 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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#9 posted 06-09-2012 09:04 PM

Nice, poopie!

Maybe we can start a club, talk them up, run the prices up really high, then cash out!

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

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#10 posted 06-09-2012 09:18 PM

I never noticed this brand before but they sure do look
nice. Are they lighter in weight than the Bedrocks?

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#11 posted 06-09-2012 09:31 PM

Charlie: what say, you and me, quietly buy up ALL Vaughn Bushnell planes…?

-- 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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#12 posted 06-09-2012 09:36 PM

Never had one on my hands and suddenly I need one.

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#13 posted 06-09-2012 09:39 PM

I have a bid on one on Ebay. Ha ha
Who’s gonna out bid me?
Shave on.

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#14 posted 06-09-2012 09:52 PM

Loren, I don’t think there is any significant weight difference.

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

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#15 posted 06-09-2012 11:29 PM

nice score

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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