I think that'll be hard to find.Hi,
Has anyone got a spare frog for a Record No8 SS? I have just found a hair-line crack in my current one.
It would probably be harder to find someone who could properly weld cast iron than wait for one on ebayThat was my thread! Looking for a #8 iron was a lengthy process. In the end I saved a search on eBay and a modern #8 iron popped up.
Any #8 spares are rare, could you weld it for the time being and start the, possibly lengthy, process of waiting for one to come up on eBay.
I bought it second-hand about a year ago and stuck it under the bench. Brought it out to clean and sharpen as I had a few tables to make and noticed the fracture. I've been eyeing up a Lie-Nielsen No8, but they're out of stock at the moment and my sister-in-law is coming from America soon.......I am praying hard to the tool manufacturing gods every night....number 8 stuff tend to be expensive as they are not so common. Best bet may be a cut down model that someone has dropped. I saw a thread on here for people asking for no8 irons even they are tricky to find cheap. Love a number 8, like 7 but bigger and better imho.
Depends. If it's allowing the plane to flex in use then it probably matters. Otherwise it doesn't matter. And if it's being replaced by a Lie-Nielsen in a few months then definitely not....does a hairline crack in a frog or side or base of a plane really matter?