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Forum topic by fredf posted 05-21-2008 04:35 AM 1378 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2008 04:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane part parts

I have started to restore a #4 Stanley that belonged to my grandfather. Unfortunately the lever cap is missing.

Is there any chance that one of you folks might have a spare hanging around that you might be willing to part with reasonably??

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma


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#1 posted 05-21-2008 09:18 AM

There was a few different changes done to them over the years, you need to narrow down the “type”

http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/dating/

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#2 posted 05-21-2008 10:12 PM

Thanks for the info. I am trying to figure it out, suspect it may be a Heinz model. I found the plane in my dad’s toolbox cir 50 years ago, and he was the type that could fix anything. Bed appears to be a 7 as there is an “S” cast behind the frog, lat adj lever a 6 or 7, but the depth knob is a right hand thread . . . which would make it a 1-5 . Iron appears to be a 6-9

what is confusing me is the right hand thread knob used in the type 5 with the type 7 bed.

I am restoring for the sentimental value of this plane, so am not bothered by the mongrel aspect of it, but fear I could get hooked on this, I am finding it very interesting

I am guessing that a lever cap of the older keyhole style would be what I am looking for? or are there major variations in that range

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#3 posted 05-21-2008 11:09 PM

Mongrels are pretty common, and many came from the factory that way (6+7 types, etc).

An ebay seller has a 4 cap for sale right now in their store, reasonable price I think. Item # 350050502258

I am not affiliated, I was just browsing their store when I saw “Plane Parts” and dipped my nose in.

I’m restoring a hand saw right now and its in the derusting tank.

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#4 posted 06-20-2008 03:42 PM

Were you able to find one?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-20-2008 04:04 PM

Hi Wayne,

yes I got on on ebay, pretty good shape, too, Now all I need to do is get out the dremel with the wire brush, there isn’t much rust on the rest of the plane. I have glued and laquered the tote. fear other projects have gotten me off the track a bit.
fred

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#6 posted 06-20-2008 04:24 PM

I will be interested to see how it comes out. If you can, please post some photos when done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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