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Forum topic by CRAIGCLICK posted 04-30-2018 09:28 PM 409 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-30-2018 09:28 PM

Hi all.

I’ve started the resto on this plane and the big bit is currently taking a nice warm electric bath.

Before I start de-rusting the other pieces…I noticed that the lever cap seems to be pitted on the edge (see pics) is that a major functional problem…or is it just a cosmetic issue?

Should I grind it out, or leave well enough alone?

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#1 posted 04-30-2018 09:37 PM

Dings on the lever won’t hurt function, but I’d sure clean it up just for looks. Some ding bat used the cap as a screw driver?

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#2 posted 04-30-2018 09:40 PM

the result of it being used as a screwdriver to take apart the blade from the chip breaker. I think the plane would work a little better if the chip breaker wasn’t like that. I think I would try to redo the edge to it’s original shape and then make it flat where it rests on the chip breaker. That way shavings shouldn’t catch there.

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#3 posted 04-30-2018 10:00 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

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