For the less common Stanleys (the #10 family, #2 etc.) how much
does a repaired break affect its value ? A large proportion of the
#10s in particular show the classic broken mouth with a braze or weld
to at least one side.
I've just been trying to put a value on a #2C Sweetheart with brazing
to both sides of the mouth. Now that's a valuable little plane, even
as a "user" grade tool
In similar vein, how about English infills that have suffered shrunken
infill blocks, unsupported sides and the resultant lengthways sole
cracks ? Again it's not a hard repair, but you have to take the cross
pins out to dismantle it and they don't easily (shouldn't ?) go back
without leaving a visible repair.