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Forum topic by rcsec1 posted 12-08-2011 03:36 AM 2008 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2011 03:36 AM

I have a couple of Stanley Block Planes that are missing the wooden knob. Stanley still makes them but by the time I add in S&H I can pick up another block plane at the flea market, with the knob. I just end up with another plane and one still missing the a knob. I’ve seen articles on making the knob for a bench planes – with the screw that runs through it but not for knobs that thread onto the plane body. This particular plane is a 220, but some of the cheaper block planes use a similar knob. Is there an easy & cost effective way to cut these threads in the knob?

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 05:35 AM

Contributor CartersWhittling is embarking on a blog about making a thread cutter but It’s a little complex for what you want to do and come to think of it I don’t think it will cut threads in blind holes.
I’m guessing when you say “cost effective” you don’t want to buy a tap, but if you can get your hands on a bolt of the right size/thread (good luck, stanley use some odd non standard threads at times) then you can try this..

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 06:50 AM

I would probably just make the knob out of softer wood, drill the appropriate sized hole, and screw it on.

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 02:47 PM

Thanks for the suggestions & link. I’ll give this a try later this week. I like the feeling of refurbishing a tool so it’s usable again.

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