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Forum topic by jtrz posted 05-25-2018 08:36 PM 524 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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174 posts in 1984 days

05-25-2018 08:36 PM

I found this old no 78 and it looks like it broke in half and was welded back together at some point. And not very well either. The front piece is angled slightly to the left and is a bit higher than the rear of the plane.

Is there any way that I can still make this into a plane that will work reasonably well or should I just save it for parts?

Some photos:

Any help, as always, is much appreciated.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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#1 posted 05-25-2018 09:17 PM

No. Way.

No depth stop, fence, or rod. Not square, no depth adjuster.

There are so many near-mint examples out there that are complete and selling for around $50, plus or minus. And you’d spend that on parts to assemble from what you’re starting with.

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#2 posted 05-25-2018 09:43 PM

Keep the cutter, the cap iron, and any other bolts….throw the body away….IF you can, get the depth adjuster off, too..

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 06:29 AM

That is what I figured. Thanks guys

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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