Is this Bedrock still useable?

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Forum topic by Chinitorama posted 05-15-2009 07:38 AM 953 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2009 07:38 AM

Hi all,

I was fortunate enough to get my first Stanley Bedrock off Ebay. I’ve collected vintage planes for a while and all the seller’s pics looked good. However, when my new plane arrived I found a small hole in the top of the frog behind the lever cap retaining screw. Is my new plane destined to be a rosewood-toted paperweight? The hole looks like a void in the frog’s casting and there also appears to be tiny cracks leading to the machined surface. Kinda scared it will break behind the screw when the plane is in use.
Seen many good posts about refurbishing old planes on this site and trust your advice. Here are some pics of the area in question:

Thanks in advance,

-J.bedrock frog

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 07:41 AM

I have no idea what you’re talking about. All my frogs eat bugs. But, welcome to LJ

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 07:42 AM

sounds a little scary to me.

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 07:48 AM

took me a sec to figure out how to post pics. reposted my question with images.


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#4 posted 05-15-2009 08:51 AM

I would start looking for a parts plane. Perhaps you can find one cheap and replace the frog.

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

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 10:18 AM

I would just use it and see. If it happens to break then you will have to find another frog … which may not be a s hard as you think. Email Patrick Leach or check out his monthly list of sales . If you email him he will give you the best advise.
I have a 603 and it is fine instrument.
good luck,

-- Don in San Diego, Ca.

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