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groy87

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578 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing restoration

Done anyone have a left-hand thread Stanley depth adjustment bolt they would be willing to part with?


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sikrap

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#1 posted 578 days ago

What size/vintage are you looking for?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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hhhopks

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#2 posted 578 days ago

How do you take one of those off?
What is the proper method of putting back on?
So far, I have never mess with it on my restores.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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groy87

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#3 posted 578 days ago

Stanley #4/5 (cant remember exactly but is there a difference in the depth adjustment bolt between the two sizes?)

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bhog

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#4 posted 578 days ago

Groy, no there is not.4 and 5 share the same frog

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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bhog

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#5 posted 578 days ago

Hp you could double nut it and get it out.I have never needed to take one off either

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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groy87

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#6 posted 578 days ago

Yeah the plane I got off of eBay didn’t show that the bolt was missing :/

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Don W

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#7 posted 578 days ago

I may have one. If I forget to look, send me a PM

A couple ways to take them off. Wrap a rag around it and grab it with pliers. Be careful.

That doesn’t always work, so here is another way. Take a piece of strong small rope/string. Tie a loop in one end. Start on the opposite end and wrap it onto itself. Stick a screwdriver threw the loop and start to twist. The rope should tighten onto itself.

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

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bhog

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#8 posted 578 days ago

^ Knowledge.I will have to remember that rope loop move,thanks Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Don W

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#9 posted 577 days ago

i don’t have a spare right now. The only one I have is chewed up pretty bad and I doubt you’d find it useful.

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

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sikrap

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#10 posted 574 days ago

I’m sure I can spare a rod. I asked about the vintage because it would be easier to just send you the frog. PM me with your shipping info. All it will cost you is postage, so let me know if you want the whole frog.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Bill White

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#11 posted 573 days ago

Highland Woodworking sells a plane rebuild kit with all the needed screws, etc. for Stanleys. Not too expensive either.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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exelectrician

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#12 posted 573 days ago

I have a newer spare frog you can have, as for messing with the bolt, I don’t think it is worth the time, Just get the right vintage frog, the very old ones do not have the center tab (adjusts the mouth gap) groy87 email me your address, and its yours.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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groy87

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#13 posted 573 days ago

Sorry for the quiet period. I was out visiting family. Ill send a few pm’s in the morning. Happy holidays everyone!!

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exelectrician

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#14 posted 568 days ago

Hi groy Your frog is in the mail, sorry for the delay, family first, LJ’s next!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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