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Forum topic by Ben posted 08-04-2014 02:30 AM 907 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben

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08-04-2014 02:30 AM

I happened to find a Stanley #8C sitting outside in a scrap pile. Its quite rusted, missing the lever cap/cutter/iron, the knob & tote were broken, and all of the screws either broke or need to be replaced.



So, with all that said, I’m debating about whether its worth saving. I feel that the sole can be saved, but I’m not so sure about the frog. Thoughts? Any ideas about where I can get replacement parts cheaper than just scraping it and buying a complete one off ebay? I’d probably would have wanted to buy a replacement blade and cap iron anyways, so its more the other parts that I would need to find.


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#1 posted 08-04-2014 08:22 AM

Ben-
If the body/sole and frog are solid and without breaks or cracks I would restore it to a usable tool. It will take some work and some parts (and #8 parts are not cheap). But that looks like a Pre WWII or maybe even Pre WWI plane. By my standards you have a keeper at a great price. Nice find. Lucky you.
chuck
P.S. If you decide that it is not worth your efforts PM me. I’d be interested in a swap or something.

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#2 posted 08-04-2014 11:33 AM

I see the pictures have their right side cut off in my view … not sure what I did wrong.

Thanks Chuck. No cracks in the body/sole. I think there might be a crack in the very top of the frog down to the lateral adjustment pivot hole.

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#3 posted 08-04-2014 11:43 AM

If you keep looking you’ll find a similar #8 with a broken base. Either way it shouldn’t be scraped. There is somebody out there looking for the sole.

Fix it or make a deal with Chuck, but somehow get it back to work.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#4 posted 08-04-2014 04:34 PM

I would never just toss it – it would go on the shelf or to someone else that could use it. What I’m hoping not to do is spend twice on parts what I could find a complete one for.

Its been sitting in the electrolysis bath for awhile and when that’s done I’ll do the same for the frog and see what it looks like.

Don – I started looking at your website to pinpoint its age. It appears to be a Type 11. How interchangeable are the frogs and lever caps? Just trying to see how picky I need to be when looking for parts.

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#5 posted 08-04-2014 09:50 PM

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