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Wayne

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01-02-2012 06:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question refurbishing

Ive ran into a couple stumbling blocks on restoring some hand planes. Im in need of some seemingly odd hardware in order to finish. (3/16” x24 threaded rod for example) What was the norm in the early 1900s, Im learning, has changed. I havent located a source locally…so if I do have to order online….....

Who do you ladies and gentlemen use? Who should I avoid? (I would prefer to stick with a small business if you know any that would ship) Im not against “minimal order requirments.”

Thanks in advance !

Wayne
(p.s. Im also in the market for some brass stock for maybe a homemade infill)


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brtech

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 06:08 AM

McMaster Carr

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 06:14 AM

If you post this question in the Handplanes of Your Dreams Thread, you will get lots of responses. all the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 07:50 AM

I live in Orange County, CA and there is a good industrial tool and bolt supply near here. They have aisles of weird and hard to find industrial bolts.

Check the yellow pages, if you live near a manufacturing center there should be something like that near you.

I bet you could get a tap and die set for whatever weird sizes you need and just make your own rod. Then you can scoff smugly whenever someone asks where you buy your odd sized nuts and bolts.

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Don W

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 03:30 PM

for plane parts, see my Plane Resource sites. I also list thread sizes for Stanley planes.

They are NOT standard thread sizes and you typically can’t buy them locally. You never mentioned “Stanley”, but most brands followed them if they were not actually made buy them, although I have found some 1/4×20 stuff on Millers Falls.

As Randy said, try asking on the Handplanes of Your Dreams Thread

I’ve thought several times I’d like to make an infill, good luck.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 04:46 PM

They are Sargent 408 & 418 right now. I havent found much manufacturing history on the planes. My best guess is they were bought out by craftsman later?I came across this site but it hasnt been updated in a while. since Ive been told twice to highjack a thread …I guess I have permission huh. ;)

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 04:56 PM

The hand plane of your dream threat never gets highjacked, it just goes down many different avenues.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 05:05 PM

Our Big Box stores have threaded rod.

Otherwise as mentioned above- McMaster Carr is the best in price and service I have found.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 05:29 PM

For brass I use Onlinemetals.com Seems like the prices are pretty good and the selection is great. I have not used these folks lately but they used to have a lot of fasteners and such in their line – Grainger.com

-- Bill, "GreyLion" ,Montana, Eph 2:8

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#9 posted 01-02-2012 08:13 PM

Highland Woodworking has a plane hardware kit for Stanleys.
Bill

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#10 posted 01-02-2012 08:32 PM

Wayne, I only have one Sargent, its a 409 and I just checked and the threads are different than Stanley on allot (maybe all, I didn’t check everything) What are you looking for, I may be able to match the part with one that’s easier to find. (I may even have some of them)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Wayne

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 12:18 AM

Im looking for the threaded rod that secures the tote and front knob. Im also in need of the decorative brass nut that holds the tote /knob. I was able to clean up the threads on the rod with a similar sized die, but i would like to have the extra rod on hand just in case (I still have a sargent 3424 on my list.) I may have to make the brass piece. Im at a stand still without at least one of the nuts, I can’t finish either plane….go figure.
Its a common size, and a common thread pitch…just not common together evidently.

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#12 posted 01-03-2012 12:29 AM

I never realized Sargent was different than everything else I have. The rod is also shorter and the brass nut longer. I went through my parts, I don’t have anything close.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#13 posted 01-03-2012 01:08 AM

If restoring old handplanes wasn’t a fun challange, we’d all just go out and buy a full set of LN’s! (Yah, THAT’S why I don’t have any LN planes…)

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 02:14 AM

I love the challenge, but I love my LN too.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#15 posted 01-08-2012 01:53 AM

Well Ebay saved the day….

Thanks again guys!

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