|Forum topic by Maveric777||posted 02-17-2011 03:32 PM||4650 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-17-2011 03:32 PM
I have run into a few snags on my brides Great Grandfathers hand plane restoration project. I decided to go through Highland Woodworking to get the blades, chip breakers, and complete replacement screw kits. Once all the parst came in I finally got a chance to sit down and see if I cant get these two jewels together. I was very discouraged when I seen that “None” of the screws thread pitch matches anything on either planes. The size and length is dead on…. But all different thread pitches.
I did contact Highland and talked to a very helpful and understanding representative and was explained how the kits where for Stanley #4 and #5 planes. The problem is when different manufacturers do “Their Thing” some things are changed up. On that note let me add he offered a full refund on my purchase, but I felt the $20 bucks wasn’t worth the trouble…. I chocked it up to a learning experience… and I will have extra parts in the shop for the future.
Now my issue is basically just the screws, depth adjustment screw, and the depth adjuster. The biggest tell tell I seen was the depth adjuster screw and depth adjuster on the replacement kit where all left handed threads. Both on my frogs are right handed thread. I thought that was slightly odd, but what do i know… I’m still learning.
So long story short (sorry for rambling… just trying to give some background) at the least I am needing regular thread depth adjuster screw and depth adjusters for both planes (the ones on the restoration frogs are completely froze up). I can tap new threads in everything else to make it all uniform. Unfortunately that isn’t going to be an option for the depth adjusters.
Ohhh and to add a note. Both frogs have a 409 numbers in the casing on the very bottom. Not sure what that means, but that’s what I got.
Thanks for reading and hopefully this will be seen by the right person. I am slightly heading on the desperate side trying to get these done.
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.