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    My new old 604

    Picked up a 604 on the bay. Here are the before and after pictures of my efforts to fix it up.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 604.jpg   604 side.jpg   604 side after.JPG   604 front after.jpg  

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    Ken, that is sweet, you will get a LOT of years of use out of that one!
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    pretty, ken! there`s a sweet spot in my heart for old bedrocks
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    Great job, Ken!

    Did you repair the tote or find a replacement somewhere? Your Bedrock was in "better than average" condition compared to the rust I find locally. I would have been playing it very cool if I saw that at an estate auction - and praying nobody else knew what it was
    All the best,
    Ian G

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    Ian - you mean the before was better than average? I thought it was kind of rough.
    I repaired the tote.

    I find that planes with broken totes often sell for a bit less, and I enjoy fixing them. I'll post the before and after of the 5 1/2 I'm working on also - when I have an after to post.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post

    Ian - you mean the before was better than average? I thought it was kind of rough.
    I repaired the tote.

    Ken
    Your "before" looks better than the great majority of planes I see/buy at auctions here in NS. The climate is very humid and a lot of the stuff has sat for decades in damp barns or basements. I've had to apply penetrating oil just to remove the lever cap or separate chip-breaker and iron. Had to remove dead bugs and cobwebs, too. Good news is that I've never bought one I couldn't bring back to life - knock wood

    Hehe - Rough? You can't handle the Rough !!
    All the best,
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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Looks great Ken

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