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    Parting out a plane

    Ok...tried to get that Defiance #3 sized plane rehabbed...
    Defiance No. 3, clean up 1.JPG
    But, after tring a few "Easy-outs" to remove that broken off bolt for the tote...gave up..and just tossed the base away...which left a few leftover parts...
    Defiance No. 3, clean up 4.JPG
    Had another Stanley Defiance plane...a No. 1243....that was missing it's handles...so,
    Defiance No. 1243, parting out 1.JPG
    Handles fit..as for the rest?
    Defiance No. 1243, different irons.JPG
    Can not switch these 2 irons around, nothings matches, even the bolt to join the chipbreakers are different..
    Defiance No. 1243, different lever caps.JPG
    Same with the lever caps..frog?
    Fergetaboutit....
    Defiance No.1243, leftovers.JPG
    So, now I have a complete, ready to use #3 plane....and plenty of leftovers, for use on the next #3 rehab...
    Spares box is getting full...but, I spent $5 on that junky #3....better than buying new handles off of that auction site, right

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    One of my #5 planes was bought on ebay because it looked like junk but had good handles. The pictures were pretty low quality. The plane is still one of my users. The plane that was going to get nicer wood from the ebay plane ended up being sold for more than twice as much as the ebay plane cost.

    Those were the days.

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    EasyOuts work if the broken bolt will come out easy.

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    I would heat the base in an oven at 200 degrees and see if the bolt will come out.

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    Base is already in the trash can....found a better #3 sized plane, this morning...
    Stanley #3, type 11 details.JPGStanley #3, patent dates 3.JPGStanley #3, logo, iron.JPGStanley #3, sole details.JPG
    Price said $10, offered $5, because...
    Stanley #3, broken cap.JPG
    But, since I now have spares...
    Stanley #3, replacement cap.JPG
    I can "make do" for now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    I would heat the base in an oven at 200 degrees and see if the bolt will come out.
    Kanolabs KROIL

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    Base is already in the trash can....
    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for building diamond paste plates ..



    Article here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Woodwor...mondpaste.html

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    They can also be used for holding a tote for sanding, filing or finishing:

    Tote on Base.jpg

    It is likely one could be used as a bacon press in a pinch.

    jtk
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    Go to the local kitchen benchtop manufacturer and get the sink cutout from a granite benchtop. Take a ruler to find the flattest one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinus Loewensteijn View Post
    Go to the local kitchen benchtop manufacturer and get the sink cutout from a granite benchtop. Take a ruler to find the flattest one.
    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my post, above)?

    Regards from Perth

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    OK...spares include that lever cap. There are the frog, and all of it's parts, including the funky threaded Stanley bolts. The iron is badly pitted, chipbreaker isn't the best..but there is that bolt that connects the two.

    So.IF a plane comes through the rehab shop, needing any of the above parts....the "Spares Box" now has a supply. Saves me money by not having to buy replacement parts, and paying shipping. Already made use of the handles...as the older Defiance plane needed new ones. Parts that ARE junk..get tossed. Sometimes, it makes sense to just buy an old plane, just for the parts. Note: frog bolts can also be used as the toe bolt on the larger plane's rear handle, if the OEM one is missing.

    Sargent and Millers Falls used their own style of threads.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Cohen View Post
    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my post, above)?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
    Carbatec has a NZD 95 granite surface plate and the kitchen shops are often just as good and if you're nice to them then for free. You can use grinding paste directly on the granite. There is also on the local auction website someone who sells a 12"x12"x3" granite surface plate for NZD 140 delivered to your door. (weighs about 20 kgs)

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