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Forum topic by Ray posted 09-25-2013 04:34 AM 614 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2013 04:34 AM

Every Bedrock that I have seen (not many) had the size cast into the toe. I just saw a 5 1/2 with the size cast into the heel. Was this unique to certain sizes or production periods?
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#1 posted 09-25-2013 05:13 AM

Here is a type study. The square sides have them in the heel. It also may depend on size.

http://www.antique-used-tools.com/brtypes.htm

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 06:25 AM

if you saw 5 1/2 and not 605 1/2 then it was a type 1 or type 2 very similar looking to a normal “bailey” plane. If the original cap was replaced with a smooth cap. It would easily pass. The only way to make sure is to check that it does not have “bailey” cast on the plane and it has a frog depth adjust screw.

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 05:24 PM

I apologize for the confusion that my quickly constructed post created (too late at night). The plane had 605 1/5 on the heel and Bedrock on the toe.

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 05:31 PM

That is the way the square sides are if you are 605 and over….

605 1/2

I believe 602-604 1/2 has the number on the front behind the front knob.

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 05:39 PM

I would have to agree with Wayne. All off my flat sides follow that pattern.

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 05:45 PM

Just took this of a 604 1/2. The numbering is hard to make out but it is behind and to the right of the knob.

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 07:43 PM

Thanks to everyone for your input. The rust showed up today. Can’t wait to get it cleaned. I was a little concerned about the Stanley logo on the lever cap. It turns out that everything on this plane points to a Type 7 which had the Stanley logo on the cap.

Sorry, it looks like I need to read more about embedding images.

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 08:09 PM

Your plane should clean up really well. I have necessitated worse!
http://lumberjocks.com/Deycart/blog/34986

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#9 posted 09-25-2013 08:09 PM

It should clean up nicely. I was wondering if it had the wrong lever cap as well. I prefer the types with Bedrock on the lever cap like the 4 1/2 above. I converted the URLS for ya.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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