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Forum topic by kyscroller posted 12-24-2016 12:52 AM 615 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2016 12:52 AM

Does anyone know if it’s even worth having the sides of this plane welded? Right now sometime way back someone did a pinned fix and its pretty solid.

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 02:07 AM

Picture would help?

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#2 posted 12-24-2016 02:24 AM

The pinned fix is solid. So why have it welded exactly?

I have a #10 adjustable mouth rabbet plane with cracked side; there’s a pin repair with copper that is very solid so there’s no more repair planned. Now, if you’d like to use the #604 as a shooter and the side isn’t smooth, that’s one thing to consider. But otherwise, if it works as-is, it’s not worth welding IMHO.

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#3 posted 12-24-2016 03:15 AM

Here’s photos of the repair

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#4 posted 12-24-2016 04:48 AM

Welding cast iron and keeping it straight is not easy. Leave it as is if it’s flat

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#5 posted 12-24-2016 12:21 PM

I’d leave it. It’s not a “worth it” question I don’t think. Either way it’s a repaired #5.

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#6 posted 12-24-2016 03:18 PM

Not really look for Value. I love restoring then using them. My son’s now getting into woodworking so they’ll get passed on. Thanks for the opinions guys.

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#7 posted 12-24-2016 03:54 PM

It is an earlier model.”rounded sides”
But as said above, it is now a repaired model.

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#8 posted 12-24-2016 05:07 PM

Is that area that a different color lead filled by chance?

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#9 posted 12-25-2016 05:42 AM

Looks like it is.

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