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Walt

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04-30-2017 10:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

Anyone have a good source to get plane handle replacements?

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com


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bandit571

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 11:32 PM

nhplaneparts…..on ebay

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 11:59 PM

You could make a front handle on a lathe

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#3 posted 05-01-2017 12:44 AM

I could but would rather replace both the handle and the tote

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 05-05-2017 01:43 AM

there is a lot of front knobs on ebay right now

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 03:13 AM

I made a review for handle and knob replacement. Really happy with the choice I made.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3866

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#6 posted 05-05-2017 01:46 PM

What do you have?

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#7 posted 05-05-2017 02:27 PM

Mike it is a #3 bench plane I can find no marking in the framework or frog

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 05-05-2017 02:44 PM

Unless you are wanting to keep it “Original” id say your two cheapest options are:
1 – Make your own, which is very time consuming
2 – go buy a cheap plane from HF for around $8 and steal the parts from there

Seems like Ebay wants as much for the handles as a plane is worth

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#9 posted 05-05-2017 03:44 PM

I think I will take th HF option the turning option is not a problem but I have two other projects going and don’t want to spend the time prepping a blank and turning a knob that will fit

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 05-05-2017 10:44 PM



Mike it is a #3 bench plane I can find no marking in the framework or frog
- Walt

Walt, I mess around with around with Sargent hand planes. That said, I can replicate most Sargents, IF the tote & knob threading has not been bastardized into something like a 1/4-20 (more frequent than one would think). I can probably replicate the steel shafts (13/32”) AND BRASS IF you now exactly what you need. IF the threading has been changed, then I need to know that in order to make adjustments.

Bottom line, if you can and know what you need, then do the eBay thing to acquire what you need. I am not into profiteering, but do understand that one-off parts get expensive quickly. send me an email at mike at horizontalheavens dot com and lets talk.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 05-05-2017 11:27 PM

Mike thanks for the offer but I think I will try to turn it, I found a piece of walnut that shoul work will post results if it works out.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 05-06-2017 12:46 AM



Mike thanks for the offer but I think I will try to turn it, I found a piece of walnut that shoul work will post results if it works out.
- Walt

Cool! Rather a DIY, if you can, anyway… 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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