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PaBull

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11-30-2010 01:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 4 type 11 chipbreaker levercap

I bought a Stanley #4, type 11 (I think) plane on a garage sale, I want to make it a user plane. I replace the handle with a later model, the japaning is at 90%. The cutter is a later model (after 1935).

I need the chipbreaker and the levercap, or the little plate that goes behind the lever on the levercap.

Thanks for helping me getting this plane back to work in the shop.

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower


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#1 posted 11-30-2010 08:12 PM

PaBull,
I have a chip breaker, but not a lever cap. You could probably make the plate for your cap. 1/32” shim stock would work. PM me your address and I’ll send the chip breaker to you.
Tim

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 08:19 PM

Thanks Tim, for helping me out with this plane.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 08:21 PM

Rose Antique Tools probably has what you need. I’ve been there and they will treat you right.

http://www.roseantiquetools.com/

-- Joe

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 11:39 PM

Set up a search on ebay something like
stanley lever cap

and

stanley chip breaker

If you use an rss reader there is an rss link (orange rss) near the bottom of each page. That way new additions will show up in your reader.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 11-30-2010 11:46 PM

Thanks Swirt, but I have a chip-breaker coming from Tim, see first post, can’t beat that. And Tim had a great suggestion to put a replacement plate on the lever cap.
I was thinking using some old sawzall blade stock.
Thanks for the link and the thought, Swirt.

Joe, I looked at the site, but could not find replacement parts.

Thanks, Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 12-01-2010 02:07 AM

Here is the little guy. The chipbreaker is wrong, so I can not bring the blade up enough to get it flush with the bottom.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#7 posted 12-01-2010 02:27 AM

Bas,
Is the blade the standard Stanley or an aftermarket. Some of the replacements, such as the Hock or Lie=Nielsen blades are thicker, and therefore the blade won’t retract all of the way. Hopefully the Stanley chip breaker will cure the problem. I sent you a piece of shim stock, but it doesn’t have the spring back that the one in the lever cap should have. The saw blade idea is a good one, but maybe a hacksaw blade would be closer to the correct thickness.

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#8 posted 12-01-2010 02:36 AM

The blade is from a newer Stanley plane.

I will look for an old hacksaw blade.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#9 posted 12-02-2010 11:25 PM

Thanks Tim, you are too good for this world. We will get this plane off the shelf and singing through the wood. And the plane has a story now, I will share it with my children when they work with me in the shop.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 03:18 AM

Hope it works ok for you. Nothing like the sound of a shaving being cut from a board. I’m sure you know how to tune up a plane, but I just wanted to mention, that if the frog is too far forward sometimes the blade won’t retract all of the way. Waiting for the rebuild story and the new projects.

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 06:25 AM

Here you can see the difference in layout of the chip breakers. That’s why I could not get the blade adjusted right.

I drilled out the remainder of the original rivet and used a hex screw to put the level cap spring on. I used some Lock-tide and finished it off on the grinder.

The frog is fine where it is and for now this gap will work for what I do with the plane, unless I have some wild grain and tear out in the wood.

If you listen very carefully you can hear the swoosh of the plane through the wood.

Thanks again Tim. I’ll keep the projects coming. (you do the same!)

Be well, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#12 posted 12-03-2010 12:21 PM

What a wonderful rebirth of that plane.
I smile all over my face!
Thank you for sharing this travel with us,
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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

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#13 posted 12-04-2010 12:49 AM

That’s what I’m talking about! Looks like its finely tuned, Bas. Always like a happy ending.
Take care,
Tim

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