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Rebitting plane irons?

ken ca
i feel like I've asked this before........but......anyone know the preferred procedure for rebitting a plane iron? I have a number of prewar Norris planes with irons down to the last 1/2", it'd be nice to recover them rather than replacing them with a Ward or some other non Norris blade.

If I were to guess it'd be Tig welding a piece of O1 onto the end of the iron, perhaps shortening but not eliminating the bevel so that penetration can be assured. Blade clamped down hard, then flipped and the backside veed and welded. But I dunno.........

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