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Forum topic by splinter1000 posted 09-23-2014 07:40 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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splinter1000

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09-23-2014 07:40 PM

I recently was given a Stanley model 12-136 No 4 smoothing plane (not an old plane, but part of their current offerings). It’s missing the rear handle and the depth adjustment screw (don’t ask why, I don’t know). Stanley does not sell any spare parts for this plane which is odd since they currently sell this model. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could point me to someone who sells spare/replacement parts for this model.

Thanks for any help!


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#1 posted 09-23-2014 10:01 PM

Tons of parts on eBay for those planes.

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 01:02 AM

Thanks,
Tons of parts for vintage planes, but I can’t find them for this current model.

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 05:42 PM

For the handle, there are various people that make replacements. Lee Valley has templates (search for handle templates) for Stanley planes, or you can visit my blog for some somewhat custom designs based on the LV prints.

By depth adj screw, do you mean the part that screws into the back of the frog and which the brass adj wheel nut screws onto? I do believe the new planes have a different, finer thread for the adj nut than the older ones. I’m not sure but an old one may thread into the frog, and use an old brass wheel.

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#4 posted 09-24-2014 07:20 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I wasn’t aware that the LV provided drawings ( I took a look at the modifications that you made). The plane I have is from the Stanley’s current “Premium” plane offerings and the tote looks quite a bit like the LV’s current handles, the only exception is that I think it is secured by a screw from the bottom of the tote and not the top like LV. I assume there is some internal bonded insert to screw into. There is not moveable frog as the blade support is integral with the base. The mouth is adjustable via a movable front base portion. The adjustment screw is a Norris style adjuster (i.e., a differential thread screwed into a moveable follower that is coupled to the blade). I’m not sure if LV uses a differential screw.

I can make all these parts, but I have many projects on the go including making a Norris based infill smoother and was hoping to find parts to get what amounts to a user plane up an running.
Thank you again for your suggestions!.
Splint

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#5 posted 09-25-2014 07:12 PM

I apologize, I didn’t recognize the part number, now I do. I was thinking of the “standard Bailey” style, not the new bevel down style. I don’t think the LV drawings are any real help for that design.

I doubt there are many, if any, replacement parts for their new premium plane line. Have you tried calling Stanley directly? I was looking for a plane part that was not listed, and they ended up shipping it to me for free. I may have just gotten lucky, but it’s worth a try.

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#6 posted 09-25-2014 07:26 PM

Thanks again

I already tried contacting Stanley, but they couldn’t help. Looks like I will be making the parts. :)

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