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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 07-03-2016 04:11 PM 326 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marn64

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07-03-2016 04:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

Hey everybody,
So remember that type 4 no 6 Stanley I have been working on? Well I’m getting ready to japan it and I’ve been meaning to ask about a small bit of damage on it. Its a small chip and I was wondering if it would compromise the structural integrity of the main casting. I’m assuming not but I’m asking because with a plane this old its better safe than sorry. As for the chip itself, should braze in a filling or leave it be?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee


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#1 posted 07-03-2016 04:47 PM

If it was me, I’d leave it alone other than lightly filing to make sure there aren’t any sharp edges to catch a finger. It’s not going to affect the structural integrity at all.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#2 posted 07-03-2016 04:49 PM

I wouldn’t worry too much about a chip.

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#3 posted 07-03-2016 04:52 PM

Thanks both of you! Also, JayT, knowing that you did a japanning blog, I’m getting ready to use pontypool japanning on the casting. I stripped it in early spring and put a coat of fluid film on it to protect it from rust while I waited for summer. It still has a greasy coating on it and I need to remove it to enamel it. Do you have any ideas on what would work best? (I was thinking multiple washes in the sink followed by simple green and drying with paper towels and an air compressor)

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#4 posted 07-03-2016 05:12 PM

I use carb cleaner if the metal has quite a bit of grease or oil. Cleans well and evaporates quickly

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#5 posted 07-03-2016 05:21 PM



I use carb cleaner if the metal has quite a bit of grease or oil. Cleans well and evaporates quickly

- JayT


Any particular brand you would recommend?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#6 posted 07-03-2016 05:48 PM

Nah, just whatever’s at the store you shop at. They all work about the same.

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#7 posted 07-03-2016 05:53 PM

Carb, brake, or electric cleaner.

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