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mafe

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1542 days ago

Hi guys,
I have bought a Stanly No 78, with some fence screws that are wrong size and put in by violence…
Can someone tell me what the size of thread these are supposed to be?
I guess it’s not metric!
And do someone know a link to where I can order some I will prefere if they can be wing bolts?
78

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.


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mafe

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#1 posted 1542 days ago

It’s the bolts maked I and the one over the F.
I will be really grateful if some one can help me out.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Gar

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#2 posted 1542 days ago

mafe you might try http://www.fastenal.com/web/home.ex if they don’t have it they can make it. I don’t know what size they are. Its hard on you as you are over the pond but if the hardwear store has SAE bolts take the plane with you and try till you find one that fits. I know every thing over there will be metric but they might have SAE bolts. If you can’t get a bolt drill and tap it for metric. I’m sure you want to keep it original but you may have to do what you have to.

-- GAR

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lwllms

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#3 posted 1542 days ago

You won’t find thumb screws for your plane unless you contact a parts dealer. The threads Stanley used date from before WWII and current ANSI standards. Stanley does have screws with a knurled round head. I could go measure the threads but I doubt it’d do you any good unless you’re set up to make them on a lathe and milling machine.

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sphere

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#4 posted 1542 days ago

I just now checked mine, it’s a 10/24 .

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#5 posted 1542 days ago

hello Mads try to look here
under speciel planes is the nr. 78 and there is spareparts to it

http://www.stanleyworks.dk/category/H%c3%b8vle+__+Hyvlar.ctlg

they also have a sparepart page
and if you cant find what you seek
maybee fone them monday

Dennis

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#6 posted 1542 days ago

Hi Mads. I have one of those, but it’s not a Stanley. I think the generic name is Sims høvel in Scandinavia and probably other places too. I use mine pretty often. You won’t regret buying it. I don’t really use the fences much. Maybe you will.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#7 posted 1542 days ago

I’ll try and see if I can buy some 10/24 on ebay, and see if it works, perhaps I should buy me a taper, and a dies for making then my self then.
I have checked at stanley, but since I need two of those bolts, it’s too expensive to have to buy two whole sets.
Thank you guys.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 1541 days ago

Here's a guy on Ebay. He sells plane parts.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#9 posted 1541 days ago

Michael you are a king!
Thank you.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#10 posted 1535 days ago

I did violence to the plane, and made a new thread in English standard, since I had a taper there that I could use.
Thank you a lot for all the help.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 1535 days ago

not bad afterall it´s a user not a colecter plane
good luck with the plane hope it will serve you well

Dennis

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