Poor man's #97 anyone?

I had foolishly bought a Stanley #130 off you-know-where (Bayside?), from a bad picture.
 It had the nose sawn off and to add injury to insult, there was crack running back into the body as well. Also, a Lakeside blade that didn't fit and no paint on the lever cap. At least it was cheap. So, basically, there was nothing to lose.
  The odds that I will ever own a real #97 are probably the same that I will one day win the lottery (I've never bought a ticket).
 I reshaped the broken cast iron, made a blade and then shaped a piece of ordinary 1/2" steel plate into a lever cap.
 I made the tensioning knob too, out of brass, steel and purpleheart. It does work well.