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B3nder

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I've just received a Record 77A.

It has both the shims and a good length of blade left.

It needs a bit if a clean and fettle which is part of the reason I purchased it.

Anyway upon looking at the sole there is a chip in the middle, looks like someone hit a screw.

It's not going to get a load of use, I guess the only potential issue is the blade not being supported across the whole width.

Should I just refurb and use, lap the sole, file the blade bed, combination of lapping and blade bed sanding.

Cheers.
 

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Pictures would help, but given that it's only ever used to take very thin shavings, I can't see that a chip would be any problem.

Combination planes work ok, and their similar gauge irons only get support from one or two thin skates.
 

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Sorry for the late reply, here are some pics:



BN_1.jpg
Not too bad, a little bit of rust, and some paint to remove

BN_2.jpg

This shows the chip, which is a bit tricky to see.

BN_3.jpg
Split into component parts, again not too bad.

Giving it a quick clean and sorting out the threads etc, resulted in thin shavings. However the blade is not square at all, it has a ~15 degree angle from left to right, which I'll sort out.

Here is a quick pick of it cleaned up:

BNR_1.jpg

It's just going to take a while to get the blade square!
 

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I wonder if it's a Warfinish plane since there seems to be no plating on it whatsoever.
 

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It looks likely has the maching marks on it still.

Even with the wonky blade it takes nice think shavings.
 

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At the risk of being barred, it would be superb for shaving Parmesan cheese, especially with the off square blade....... very artistic.
 
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