I might as well try and jump into my first blog entry for you LJs. I’ve been lurking and commenting from time to time. So here we go!
I bought this plane off eBay a year Go probably, and right from the beginning, it had a loose tote. Just enough that it had a wiggle to it. I surfed the world over, and found some failed attempts mostly, with a few good ideas as well, and I decided to try a grinder.
I removed the screw from the tote, and screwed it back into the socket on the base of the plane. I marked where the socket struck the threads, so I’d have an idea of how many threads to remove. I had 6 threads beyond the mark when I removed the screw. I fired up my HF 8” grinder, and removed a thread at a time, testing the fit each time. Three threads later, the tote snugged right up nicely.
Now to get her sharpened up! And to figure out how to embed photos, without using another service!!
Thanks for looking.
-- Lynn Bradford | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.