Some weeks ago I got this plane quite cheap at e-bay, as it is of unknown brand and has some severe pitting or holes the bids where low.
It seems to have been repaired with not much fortune, the tote is cracked and I think that the previous owner dismantled it and inserted a screw from the bottom.
The sides are more or less OK but the sole has these big holes.
So here is my dilemma:
Should I try to fix and restore it or leave it like that.
What do I do with the holes, braze them, fill them with metal expoxy filler or I try to fill them by welding?
As I have acces to a lapping machine I can leave the surfaces completely flat but the holes will remain.
And if make new rivets I will need to protect the wood somehow if I have to lap the sides to leave the rivets flush, because the lapping machine uses drilling oil.
Any hint clues or suggestions are welcome.