New chipbreaker for old No. 10 1/2 rabbet plane?

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Forum topic by luthierwnc posted 01-06-2016 06:17 PM 480 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2016 06:17 PM

Hello All,

I have a project plane in the mail that includes the body and frog. I may have wood and a lever cap in the bin but I’ll need a new iron and a chip-breaker too. I’ve been looking at new rather than trying my luck with experienced blades. This is a plane that would probably benefit from the stiffer steel being made today.

Lie-Nielsen told me not to expect their blade and breaker assembly to fit. Hock makes the blade but I couldn’t find a matching chip-breaker. Lee Valley and IBC don’t seem to have either. It doesn’t seem a great idea to use the newer blade with a vintage breaker. I suppose I could just make one but that’s a lot of grinding and sparks if someone out there makes them better than I can already.

Any thoughts on who might be making both parts at modern thicknesses? Thanks, Skip

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 07:55 PM

update: Ron Hock got back to me and he does have chip-breakers for #10 planes—they just aren’t listed on the site. All is well and I hope this is a resource for anyone else surfing for parts, sh

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