Stanley No. 605 hand plane

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Forum topic by Stanley Coker posted 12-28-2012 09:46 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stanley Coker

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12-28-2012 09:46 PM

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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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#1 posted 12-28-2012 09:51 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 09:54 PM

Almost Definately Check out HPOYD Thread

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

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 10:12 PM

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

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#4 posted 12-28-2012 10:34 PM

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

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#5 posted 12-28-2012 10:38 PM

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

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#6 posted 12-28-2012 11:39 PM

Always worth a try!!

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#7 posted 12-29-2012 11:10 AM

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.

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