The top of the rivet looks to have been either attempted to be repaired or just ground/filed/hammered not sure. I cannot use what is left to make it work so need to remove rivet and replace it. I do not really want to buy another frog just to get a good adjuster, I want to keep original as possible as it was my grandfather’s plane. Anyone tried to replace the rivet any suggestions would be great. As I have not removed it yet, is it a Steel or Aluminum rivet(tried a magnet but it just sticks to the adjuster so I cannot tell). Thanks, Moe.
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Their search engine works well if you’re creative with the search words. Ditto Google for “hand plane restoration” etc.
The rivet replacement operation is a little dicy in that if you don’t set up correctly it’s probable you’ll crack the frog so follow his setup closely.