Stanley Bedrock Plane - No. 606

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Category: Old Fore Planes

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Fore

Model No: 606

The Stanley Bedrock fore plane number 606 is easily identified by the distinctive flat top of sides either side of the frog and the model number 606 found at the front of the plane. Most other similar models of this type of plane have a curved top to the sides.

Stanley were the first major manufacturer to use this type of design. There have been a couple of manufacturers that have since made planes in a similar design to the Bedrock pattern, these include Lie Nielson planes and Quangsheng planes.

The plane was fitted with Rosewood handle, Rosewood front knob and had a flat face frog to help prevent 'chatter'.



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Plane Construction

stanley bedrock plane parts

Width: 71mm

Length Of Sole: 457mm (18 inch)

Mouth Width: 63mm

Top Of Flat Sides: 83mm

Cast Thickness: 3mm

Handle and Knob: Rosewood

Plane finish: black


Stanley Bedrock 606 Plane Blade / Cutter

Width: 60mm (2 3/8 inch)

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Slot Length: 119mm

Slot Width: 6.5mm

Top Of Blade Shape: Squared

Blade Markings: "Stanley, SW, Made In U.S.A" (SW is inside a heart) - probably other original blade markings depending on the year a specific plane was made.


2.

Plane Markings

"Bedrock" - found on the top face at the very front.

"US PAT, Apr-19-10 " - found on the top face at the rear end, between the handle and frog (this may not be on all versions).

"No 606" - found on the top face at the very rear.

"Stanley" or "Bedrock" - found on the lever cap face.

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