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Restorations #2: Scrub plane

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Blog entry by Combo Prof posted 11-30-2016 01:36 AM 739 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Bought a scrub plane for $7 missing a lever cap.

Couldn’t justify buying brass or bronze. So made a lever cap out of some scrap birds eye.

And it works!

The lever cap bolt is a 5/16-18 hardware store bolt with a copper plumbing cap cut down and epoxied over the end. The birds eye lever cap was shaped using only hand tools! A 1/4 inch hole was drilled through the lever cap with the drill press. Then A 5/16-18 tap was chucked into a cordless drill, waxed up and run through the 1/4 hole.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)



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#1 posted 11-30-2016 03:03 AM

Bird’s eye maple and copper, great up grade, Don!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 03:04 AM

Thanks Candy.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 03:27 AM

Very elegant. And if the threads ever strip out of the wedge, you can easily imbed a hex nut into the underside of at.

-- Cluttered Shop

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#4 posted 11-30-2016 03:35 AM

... or if the wedge breaks… which is often the trouble with the original part …. then I can easily make a new one.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#5 posted 12-01-2016 01:49 PM

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#6 posted 12-01-2016 10:21 PM

Nice save

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 12-02-2016 03:06 AM

Thanks Don. I think its an idea I may use in the future.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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