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nashbok

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1455 days ago

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I’ve got a pre WWI Stanley #5 (needs restoration) with a size-able chunk of the left cheek missing. How much strength does the cheek add? Should I bother restoring it or relegate it to the parts pile?
Thanks.
Kevin


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poopiekat

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

Yikes… either parts, or look for another plane body on eBay. They do come up from time to time. Like this one: http://cgi.ebay.ca/VINTAGE-WOOD-PLANE-STANLEY-NO-5-ADJUSTMENT-FROG-BASE-/360292692394?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0 Though it too has a ‘chip’ missing… but it’s only 99 cents, so far. Also: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Old-Stanley-5-Corrugated-Plane-Base-Frame-Part-/160467463558?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0
which has a corrugated base. Be sure the frog mount is the same as your original one, or the frog may not seat right. Bring ‘em back alive!

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#2 posted 1455 days ago

I would not bother with it

-- Bert

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nashbok

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#3 posted 1455 days ago

Thanks for the info… I only paid $5 bucks for it, so I’m not out too much. ;)

For the record, the salesman at Woodcraft told me it wasn’t a big deal.

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#4 posted 1455 days ago

Will do.

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nashbok

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#5 posted 1455 days ago

Pictures are below…

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#6 posted 1455 days ago

That should be OK. The proof is in the pudding. Sharpen the blade and see how she cuts.

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#7 posted 1455 days ago

I AM SURE YOU CAN USE IT. I WAS SAYING : DO NOT BOTHER FIXING IT.

-- Bert

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nashbok

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#8 posted 1455 days ago

The blade is rough too….very dull

so is the cheek meant to protect the frog, add strength, make it look better, or all of the above? I’m guessing all of the above.

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#9 posted 1455 days ago

10-4 b2rtch

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#10 posted 1454 days ago

That’s a fairly sizable chunk Boise. A bit worse than mine :) —which is encouraging.

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#11 posted 1454 days ago

If the sole doesn’t flex, it will work. Might want to ease the edge of the broken area a bit if you plan to use it on a shooting board, which probably would not be a good use for it in this condition, but other than that it looks like its usable.

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#12 posted 1454 days ago

Personally, I would sharpen the blade, lap the sole and see how it goes. I think it will be ok. The main thing is that the sole needs to be flat. If it is too un true, then you might rethink, but as long as the sole can be flattened and the iron sharpened, you should be good.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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