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Francisco Luna

936 posts in 1991 days


543 days ago

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I have this Stanley plane with this damage as seen in the picture and I have also the little chip that came out from there…....I was wondering about the type of welding -if possible- that would repair this …?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright


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Loren

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#1 posted 543 days ago

Brazing.

You can try to fix it yourself with J-B weld. It is in a
non-stressed area so I’d be optimistic about J-B Weld
working there.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Francisco Luna

936 posts in 1991 days


#2 posted 543 days ago

Brazing sounds the right wy to go, but as the section needs to be heated until the steel is red, I’m worry about the japaning at the other side….......In the Hndplane Book, Garrett Hack uses a block plane that has been repired, I guess by brazing.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Karson

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#3 posted 543 days ago

Brazing would be a brass color and silver solder would be silver color. Welding cast iron rules would be to heat up the entire piece and not just the section that needs to be repaired. Cast iron expands when heated and it would be possible for the plane to crack if only heated in the front section.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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REO

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#4 posted 543 days ago

brazing or silver solder. you will be able to see the path of the weld even if it is built up and ground down. you will be able to see the braze line or the silver solder but it will be much less so. Get a hold of someone in tool and die to furnace braze it for you. The heat will be evenly applied and stress removed from the piece as well less chance of further damage and it will be hard to find the seam when you are done.

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stefang

12572 posts in 1932 days


#5 posted 543 days ago

I dropped my Stanley Jack plane on a concrete floor about 15 years ago and broke off on side. I’ve been using it that way since with no problems. It does irritate me every time I look at it though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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David Kirtley

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#6 posted 542 days ago

No te preocupes. Dejalo asi. Si te ofende, hechas un gottito de superglue por el pedacito.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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USMCSergeant

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#7 posted 535 days ago

If that is cast iron welding will be difficult. You’ll need nickel rods. Cast iron is temp sensitive so unless it’s preheated correctly and cooled correctly it will crack badly. If it’s steel, go at it with a mig welder, done,

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realcowtown_eric

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#8 posted 535 days ago

Just dull the sharp edges and leave it.

Then make up some story how your were working in the shop so hard that you didn;t notice that the sole got overheated and caused that little chip to break off!!

Really, trying to repair that little chip will depreciated the value of the tool more than just leaving it as is!!

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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