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Forum topic by Brett posted 720 days ago 868 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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720 days ago

I bought a 60 1/2 block plane that has a piece missing behind the throat. Will this affect the performance of the plane significantly?

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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 720 days ago

OO
That is kind of a big chip. I know for sure if it was in front that would be bad, however, a piece that big will not support the blade very well either.
Must see what Bertha says on this one.

Arlin

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bandit571

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#2 posted 720 days ago

That might make the iron “chatter” as it goes along. On a small plane it will be worse. On the larger ones, not so much….

On this #8c, the frog sticks out and supports the iron, a block plane has no frog for that. Does my #8c work?

Seems to. Again, this has a frog for support.

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Don W

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#3 posted 720 days ago

I don’t think it will hurt performance much at all.

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Newage Neanderthal

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#4 posted 719 days ago

ruint, completely ruint, might as well throw it away.

Nah, its fine, there is plenty of bearing surface for the blade to either side of the cutter, and its sitting in there at 12 degrees, not getting much blade flex at all from that angle.

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#5 posted 718 days ago

The rest of the plane seems fine. Is there any way to fix the chip?

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#6 posted 718 days ago

You can fill it with solder or braze it.

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NiteWalker

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#7 posted 718 days ago

What about something like jbweld? I know it fills in cast iron imperfections pretty good.

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Newage Neanderthal

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#8 posted 718 days ago

JBweld isn’t really structural, it may work for a bit, but its more of a gap filler than something that can take a full on edge beating.

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Don W

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#9 posted 718 days ago

I’d us it as is. Trying to fix it could make matters worse. I doubt you’ll notice it during use.

If it bother you, keep an eye out for a parts plane with a good base.

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