In getting ready for Garrett Hack's class this coming Sunday I was cleaning and fettling my hand planes, I decided to shine up the sides of my No 7 Stanley Jointer plane and I found this.....
Firs thing I want to say here is that there is no possibility that this reflects badly in ANY WAY on Steve who so VERY kindly looked for, purchased and then sent me this plane, just to be crystal clear. I mean I did not find this crack until much time had passed, and I did look for a crack, as I'm sure Steve did, it was not easy to find, and if I'd not gone to town on sprucing up the plane I'd not have found it today.
The plane works fine, as is, but as you can imagine, I'm going to fix it, OK how?
I'm thinking some kind of silver solder or such would be the best way, what say you all?