1. The V&B has the bedrock frog.
Originally Posted by jim capozzi
2. The 900 series has a forged steel body so it won't break
3. In good condition, it's a good plane, equal to an early bedrock
There's nothing about this particular example that makes it stand out, other than a possible opportunity to pick up a well made plane for a low price, providing you're willing to put some sweat equity into it and will put up with the likely rust pitting on the body.
For those of us who find the bedrocks too expensive, there are some planes which are the equal of the bedrock but generally less expensive. The V&B 900 series is one of those.
As they get better known, the price goes up, unfortunately.
[If I didn't already have two V&B #3 planes (one 903 and one 703) I would have bid on this and kept my mouth shut.]
Last edited by Mike Henderson; 03-01-2008 at 11:45 PM.
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