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Andi

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12-15-2015 03:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: record plane no 5 12 spare body

Hi everybody,

I bought an old Record No. 5 1/2 plane that got shipped from the UK and broke on the way to Austria!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nzehvnz.jpg!

I’ve been looking thru Ebay and everything to find a new plane base for it, but cannot find any. Is there anybody here that by any chance has a spare one? Or knows where to get one? I don’t want to buy a whole new plane, because all parts are still good and can be reused…

Thanks so much for your help and support!

Cheers from Austria,

Andy

-- Andi, Austria, http://www.no120woodshop.at


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#1 posted 12-15-2015 04:53 PM

Andi, I just looked at the photo. That’s totally heartbreaking! I wish you the best of luck finding a replacement for it.

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#2 posted 12-15-2015 07:27 PM

That base could be silver brazed by an experienced metal smith but you still have flatten the sole. You could probably get a new plane cheaper and part this one out. Make sure they pack it better and insure it.

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 08:18 PM



Andi, I just looked at the photo. That s totally heartbreaking! ...

Ouch….my thoughts exactly.

Wish I could help.

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 07:50 AM

Thanks so much guys! It really was a heartbreaking sight… At least I just found out that there was insurance on the parcel, so I should get my money back. Nevertheless I only have two halves of a plane now:-)

I guess taking it to a metal smith is simply not worth it. I will probably and hopefully find a replacement bottom…

-- Andi, Austria, http://www.no120woodshop.at

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 09:05 AM

You can most likely buy another plane for less than a sole for the broken one. Part out the broken one and move on.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#6 posted 12-17-2015 05:17 AM

If you ever wanted to try sharpening using diamond paste, the cast iron sole of the broken plane is an ideal substrate.

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#7 posted 12-17-2015 05:59 AM

One time, I had a DE #6c show up at my doorstep looking just like that. With the refund, I bought a new base casting.

Now, I am not sure IF Eric would ship to Austria, but he MIGHT have a base. His site is on ebay@ nhplaneparts.com.

Now, you could also contact Paul Sellers over in the UK, and see what he says about this sort of thing….

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