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    where to buy bedrock smoother no4

    Looking for suggestions on who or where to buy a fully refurbished, ready to go, No4 bedrock smoothing plane. preferably with hock blade.

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    Try Bob Garay at takeadiptools.com. Bob is a retired shop teacher who buys, refurbishes and sells old tools. You may have to purchase hock blade on your own.

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    You may want to try "The Tool Store at the Woodwright’s School".

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    If those parameters were driving my purchase, I’d just call Lie-Nielsen and have a credit card in hand...Just sayin’
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Rogers View Post
    If those parameters were driving my purchase, I’d just call Lie-Nielsen and have a credit card in hand...Just sayin’
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    I'd actually say Lie-Nielsen too, and I'm not even a huge fan of their planes. A Bedrock isn't any better than a similar vintage Bailey, and those are plenty available. You sound like you are looking for a heavier plane with a heavier blade, which is a Lie-Neilson (and why I don't care for them). Besides there is a good chance that after restoration and modification, they are going to be close in price.

    If you want a thick blade, you might as well get a plane that was designed for it. Leave the thin bladed planes for those of us who like and appreciate them

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    How hard over are you on a bedrock? If not too much, take a look in the classifieds. Tom Bussey has a very nice Stanley (not bedrock) for sale right now. Ground square and flat. If you buy it, I will be able to resist the temptation to do so myself. FWIW, I have a #6 he prepared for a buddy of mine and it was very well done. Add your own Hock iron and go to work.

    Just an idea.
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    Jim Bode has good stuff in great condition usually. No garage sale prices though. https://www.jimbodetools.com/collections/planes
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    I haven't found the Bedrocks to be any better than a Stanley Bailey. To my mind, the only reason to purchase a Bedrock is if you're a collector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Henderson View Post
    I haven't found the Bedrocks to be any better than a Stanley Bailey. To my mind, the only reason to purchase a Bedrock is if you're a collector.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Rogers View Post
    If those parameters were driving my purchase, I’d just call Lie-Nielsen and have a credit card in hand...Just sayin’
    Joe
    ^^^^^This ^^^^^
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    I sneaked away last year on eBay with a 1922 Bed Rock No. 607 in acceptable shape for about $100 less than a Lie -Nielsen No. 7. It is now pristine and super tuned. I bought a new Hock and still came out ahead price wise.

    It’s longer than you want, but if you keep lurking on eBay, a 604 is likely to come up. Also look at tooltique in England. That guy does a beautiful job with Stanleys, and is just as likely to have a Bed Rock some time.

    I will say that I have rarely seen another 607 of quality and price comparable to mine since then (February 2019), so maybe I got lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dueane Hicks View Post
    Jim Bode has good stuff in great condition usually. No garage sale prices though. https://www.jimbodetools.com/collections/planes
    Right. Just saw this:

    https://www.jimbodetools.com/collect...-1910-18-91510

    Not a Bed Rock, but nice.

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    A Wood River #4 will get you the same thing. Its' basically a modern Bedrock with a better adjuster, cap iron and blade.

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    thanks everyone. Ended up with a Baileys & a lie Nielsen. Had just never owned a bedrock, and even forgotten I do own 4 1/2 veritas smother.

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