This is the Stanley 603 Bed Rock smoothing plane that is on the cover of my book, “Handplane Essentials.” But that’s not why you should consider buying it. It’s a fine tool because I’ve tuned the snot out of it. Flattened the sole. Added a Hock O1 iron and chipbreaker. Peened the lateral adjust to tighten things up.
The only apology that I have is a small hang hole in the toe. The tool has a rosewood tote and front knob. Everything works as it should. The iron is sharp and ready to work.
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz