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Thread: My new old 604

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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.

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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,
    Ian G

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Looks great Ken

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