is this a type 1 Bedrock?

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Forum topic by Paul M posted 05-26-2015 06:42 PM 879 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul M

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05-26-2015 06:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bedrock

picked up at garage sale, took apart to see what it was, only soft brush to it so far. Both the knob and tote are cracked, and I didn’t see any logo on the iron (but I have not cleaned it yet). If it is older, is it worth more to collector? I don’t want to start cleaning up till I’m sure what it is. Thanks for looking.

-- Paul M

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 08:13 PM

Early types are always worth more. Especially a round rock.

Does appear to be a type 1.

I would just clean the grime off it and clean up the knob and tote.

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#2 posted 05-27-2015 03:27 PM

thanks lateralus. That is the site I used to identify what I had. I should have been more clear on my question. Should I restore this to user condition (flatten sole, sand down the rust, sharpen iron, probably replace knob and tote)? I am a beginner with these tools, and am only looking for user planes, not collector planes. I don’t want to damage what could be valuable as it is. Are there collectors in the LJ community that would be interested in this plane?

thanks again.

-- Paul M

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#3 posted 05-27-2015 03:46 PM

Either type 1 or 2, depending on how many dates on the lateral lever.

I agree with lateralus about just cleaning off the dirt & grime, but not doing anything else if you are going to sell. With the current condition, it’s not a pristine example, so you could easily keep it as a user and not really hurt the value at all. On the other hand, it’s worth enough to get you several user planes in trade or with profits from a sale.

I have a round sided Bedrock user collection, so might be interested in trading instead of buying, if you want to go that route. Drop me a PM with what you might be wanting/needing and we can see if something works out.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 10:56 PM

thanks Jay T for your insight. Unless another LJ member wants this plane for his/her collection, I will set it aside for now (have some outdoor projects to work on) and do a user restore on it in a bit.

-- Paul M

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