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Forum topic by nmssis posted 10-04-2015 05:38 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2015 05:38 PM

Again to the experts…is this salvageable? Was thinking of building up wood fillers but…thought I’d ask the experts here.

Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 05:47 PM

Picture problems

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 05:53 PM



Picture problems

- TheFridge

thanks

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#3 posted 10-04-2015 06:06 PM

Wouldnt use fillers. I’d cut the mess out and glue in a new piece of wood and shape it. On a lathe preferably.

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 06:55 PM


Wouldnt use fillers. I d cut the mess out and glue in a new piece of wood and shape it. On a lathe preferably.

- TheFridge

thought about that but way too many peaks n valleys am afraid. also the rim is still intact so do not want to disturb that

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 11:04 PM

I would say if it has no personal value (like something passed down), I would junk it and find a replacement. Replacements are plentiful enough.

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#6 posted 10-04-2015 11:43 PM

What Mike said is probably true, but I like to try to save things too. Fridge’s way is probably the easiest and would work, you just need to turn away enough to make a round tenon to glue into the extra piece. That’s a way better option than fillers that won’t match grain etc. The only real other option is to cut the waste off and make a perfect flat then glue on an extra piece and shape that. You’ll see the repair almost no matter what you do, so you’ll have to decide if all the effort is worth it to you. If you just want a learning experience, have at it.

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#7 posted 10-05-2015 01:36 AM

this plane came with a severed tote which i was able to glue back nice n solid…n since i was in the mood to take on the challenge but i might have to replace it.

....so where can i go get a stanley no.4 knob replacement?

i’m new to all this…thanks!

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#8 posted 10-05-2015 01:40 AM

nhplaneparts.com on ebay…..

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#9 posted 10-05-2015 04:04 AM


nhplaneparts.com on ebay…..

- bandit571

will chk it out…thanks

btw, are there various size knobs…if that’s the case it means that i have to get a replacement threaded rod

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#10 posted 10-05-2015 04:33 AM

He has them as well….just about any stanley plane part is in his store…

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#11 posted 10-05-2015 10:47 AM

http://www.timetestedtools.com/knob-base-repair.html

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#12 posted 10-05-2015 02:21 PM



http://www.timetestedtools.com/knob-base-repair.html

- Don W

i knew i needed a lathe..

shhh, don’t tell the wife…going to use “honey, look what showed up at the door” routine.

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#13 posted 10-05-2015 05:12 PM


http://www.timetestedtools.com/knob-base-repair.html

- Don W

i knew i needed a lathe..

shhh, don t tell the wife…going to use “honey, look what showed up at the door” routine.

- nmssis

It really doesn’t matter. With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed.

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

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#14 posted 10-05-2015 05:40 PM


http://www.timetestedtools.com/knob-base-repair.html

- Don W

so true…n they are so much fun

i knew i needed a lathe..

shhh, don t tell the wife…going to use “honey, look what showed up at the door” routine.

- nmssis

It really doesn t matter. With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed.

- Don W


-- Learn something new everyday!

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#15 posted 10-05-2015 05:58 PM

I have made repair similar to the one pictured. Think in terms of carving instead of turning.
I did it in steps and used a dremel rotary tool with a sanding drum bit.

Here’s my attempt to describe what I did:

1. Find an area on the knob where you can sand the surface flat (you are doing a small area at a time).
2. Get a small piece (a chip w the right thickness) of rosewood where you have a matching flat surface.
3. Clean & epoxy the chip on to the knob (matching flat surface).
4. Get the dremel and sandpaper out to shape the curves.

  • I put sandpaper down on a flat surface and rub the knob back and forth to create the desired flat surface.

Repeat steps 1-4 all the way around the knob. You can also do a wedge shape piece as well. A chisel/carving knife will help you clean the corners. It may take 3-4 iterations to complete the repair.

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