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Stanley Coker

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480 days ago

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My brother-in-law gave me an old Stanley No. 605 hand plane. He told me that it was his dads and has no ideal how old it is. He is 65+ years old and said that he remembers playing with it when he was a small child. It has a corrugated bottom and has quite a bit of rust on it. I was just wanting to know if it would be worth the effort in trying to restore it. If so it will give me something to work on after Christmas projects.
Thanks for any help and advice.

-- Stanley, North Georgia


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Mosquito

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#1 posted 480 days ago

     “I was just wanting to know if it would be worth the effort in trying to restore it”
Always.

Though pictures would be more helpful, but I doubt it would change my response.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 480 days ago

Almost Definately Check out HPOYD Thread

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26023

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Arminius

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#3 posted 480 days ago

I think almost any of the Bedrock series are worth a crack at restoring.

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Don W

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#4 posted 480 days ago

A bedrock is the ultimate of vintage planes. It’s not only worth it, it would be a sin if you didn’t.

take a look at these

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/35888

http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/bench-plane-restore-the-dw-way/

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 480 days ago

Definitely. The cadillac of vintage Stanley types, the bedrock is…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Jim

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#6 posted 480 days ago

Always worth a try!!

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Francisco Luna

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#7 posted 480 days ago

You got a great plane. I love the corrugated version. Im always so scared about that word “restoration”......honestly, I still dont know what that really means…!

If you got pictures, we can give you more detailed advise.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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