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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 02-17-2009 03:59 PM

Hmm… don’t know much about plane crack repair but I do weld. I’d think that a small bead with a mig welder at lower heat settings might fix it. At the least, if it’s just on the side, one or two small tacks. One at the top and one at the lower corner. Then a grinder to level them. An old tool like this is worth saving even if it’s just for the satisfaction of seeing it polished up on your work shelf. If you can’t find someone to do it try bringing it to your local High school shop class if they have welding. Most do. They’re often looking for a new challenge to ponder and talk about in class. They might also have some more advanced welding gear like tig that could do an even better job. Stress that they shouldn’t touch the plane bed though.
Let us know what transpires.

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