Stanley No. 8 very fine crack repair

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Forum topic by loiblb posted 08-01-2015 09:08 PM 617 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2015 09:08 PM

My No. 8 Pat. No. 1918750 has a very hard to see crack on the right rear of the mouth’s edge running back about 3/4” long. I was going to flow some red loctight on it and flatten the sole of the plane.

It has not been lapped that I can tell. I have not ever used this plane and hope to put it in working order.

Is there a better way to go about this ?


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#1 posted 08-01-2015 09:31 PM

Loctite will have virtually no effect whatsoever on that kind of problem. Threadlockers like Loctite work by filling the tiny spaces between threaded-together parts and thereby eliminating the small movements which eventually lead to loosening of the connection.

Short of a true repair (brazing)—you’d be better served by JB Weld.

Given only your description, without doing anything to it, I’d wager you could use it the rest of your days without incident.

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 11:07 PM

If it is very hard to see stop drilling it will stop it from going any farther. There isn’t anything short of vee’ing it out and brazing it. Loctite isn’t meant to repair cracks and epoxies like jb weld won’t get into the crack to hold it.

I would just leave it alone.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 12:05 AM

... epoxies like jb weld won t get into the crack to hold it.
- johnstoneb

In the absence of photos (hint, hint) there’s no way to tell whether or not an epoxy could be introduced into the crack.

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