One of the wooden planes in my recent eBay purchase was broken in transit, with a clean break in the tote:
As with last time I glued a tote I’ve used weatherproof glue so I don’t need to worry about sweaty hands damaging the joint.
As the clamp wouldn’t lie flat on the sole of the plane I was worried I’d dent it, so I’ve clamped from the top of the tote to the 18mm ply the plane is resting on.
Despite me only suggesting a pound or two partial refund, the seller very kindly refunded me the entire postage charge, so I almost feel guilty that I’m trying to mend it!
I’ve dropped the irons and chip breakers from this and the coffin plane into some derusting liquid while the glue dries.