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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 803 days ago 1612 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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803 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"


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 803 days ago

Cool looking plane Charlie

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 803 days ago

niiiiice toy … Charlie :-)

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

Dennis

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 803 days ago

You did good Charlie, congrats.

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Karson

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#4 posted 803 days ago

very nice Charlie.

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devann

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#5 posted 803 days ago

sure is a pretty one

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#6 posted 803 days ago

Another winner

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#7 posted 803 days ago

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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poopiekat

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#8 posted 803 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 803 days ago

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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Loren

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#10 posted 803 days ago

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

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poopiekat

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#11 posted 803 days ago

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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Don W

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#12 posted 803 days ago

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

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waho6o9

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#13 posted 803 days ago

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

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 803 days ago

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

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

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#15 posted 803 days ago

nice score

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

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