Small hand plane
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Just dropped my Stanley #2 plane and the sole cracked at the mouth. No problem, I thought. Actually a big problem for me. Vintage #2 planes have skyrocketed sine I paid $80 for mine a few decades ago. Does anyone one currently make a #2? I can't find one.

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#12
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Doesn't woodriver make one?
"Life is too short for bad tools.".-- Pedder 7/22/11
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#13
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I am sorry for your loss.  I've looked recently for a modern #2 size.  While a couple manufacturers make them, none have stock nor an estimate on when they might have stock.  I bought a Vintage Stanley for $250.
It's all wood.
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#14
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Did Lie-Nielsen make one? You might be able to pry one out of someone’s hands.
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#15
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Lie-Nielsen used to make No. 1 and No. 2 bench planes, but not anymore. I have one of their No. 2's. It's a nice plane. Mine is manganese bronze. I don't think they ever made a cast iron one. WoodRiver (Woodcraft's Chinese brand) makes a No. 1 but not a No. 2. I also checked Kunz and Clifton. No number 2's. I think your best bet is to check eBay or post a WTB in S&S.
Still Learning,

Allan Hill
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#16
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Patrick Leach sells a new 601 Bedrock
http://www.supertool.com/601.htm
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#17
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You can try https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanIHaveItToolAuctions that is where I got mine.  Prices are generally better than eBay and the members more, uh, reliable.
It's all wood.
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#18
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Find the right welder (of which there are darned few), and that's repairable.  One part of the trick is to clamp the sole to a true flat surface both sides of the crack.  It won't be pretty, but it's not pretty now.
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#19
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Bob Kuane?  Maybe see IF he has a #2 base casting?
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#20
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RBohn, shoot me a PM (doesn't look like you have PMs turned on). I have a Stanley #2 that I'm willing to part with, if you're interested.

Tyler
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