|Forum topic by luthierwnc||posted 01-06-2016 06:17 PM||314 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-06-2016 06:17 PM
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