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    Received plane from ebay broken

    I just received the no. 7 plane I won on eaby. The plane looks in good shape except the handle is broken in three pieces. I glued and clamped the handle together, with this hold? should I get my money back? I would have to pay shipping again and I only paid $46 for the plane.
    Your thoughts? pics attached

    Thanks
    Dan
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails no.7 handle.JPG   No.7.JPG   handle clamped.JPG   handle clamped (2).JPG  
    Dan Thibert
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    Probably going to break again first time you try and use it.

    Would be fun making one of your own though too
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    I have glued Totes and had much success. Making new is a fun activity, as well, Often you can pick up another "junque" plane and exchange Totes.

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    OK Mike,
    Are you trying to open a can of worms
    How would I go about making a handle for the plane?

    I guess having the existing handle is a good start and I woudl just rough cut to the general dimensions and the sand the shape out?

    Might be interesting
    Dan Thibert
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    The tote is about 1" thick. What would be the best way for me to do this, put two boards together and somehow get it to be about 1" or get a piece of wood that is already 1" thick?
    I would assume I can go to the local woodery and get a board 1" think!
    What wood shoudl I use if I have a choice? Rosewood I guess whould be the best but I am not going to buy a 6' plank for make a tote.
    I have some pieces of Maple and oak, but again they are only 3/4" thick.
    Your thoughts?

    Dan
    Dan Thibert
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    Rosewood would be my first choice. Otherwise any hard wood. Oak would be my last choice. My wood suppliers nornally have scraps laying around. that you can pick up cheap.
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    you can buy new totes, from wood craft i believe and drilling that hole on an angle is gonna be a trick to master..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Thibert View Post
    I just received the no. 7 plane I won on eaby. The plane looks in good shape except the handle is broken in three pieces. I glued and clamped the handle together, with this hold? should I get my money back? I would have to pay shipping again and I only paid $46 for the plane.
    Your thoughts? pics attached

    Thanks
    Dan
    Couple of things

    Randy Privett makes and sells beautiful replacement handles and totes. I think he may be a member here. If not, I think I can find his email address somewhere else.

    Actually - I beleive "you" could make a new one yourself - using the broken one as a template.

    You should definately let the ebay seller know of your disapointment - maybe even ive feedback as a complaint. Be careful about the feedback - just be fair.

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    I sent the seller a message and I will see if he replies. I did get insurance, but I am not sure what that mens in this case. It may have been broke before it was send since the picture did not show the tote well, of it could have been broken during shipment.
    It will get fixed one way or the other.
    Dan Thibert
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