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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 03-15-2015 11:59 PM 893 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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03-15-2015 11:59 PM

Visited a good friend of mine this weekend and he showed me his dad’s #7. It’s in bad shape and his dad probably won’t be able to use it much, bad health and close to 80 years old but I thought it would do him good to know that it was referbished and to know that his son would be able to use it for years to come. His dad don’t know that I brought it home with me as I want this to be a suprise.
The tote is completely broken into but it has a chunk out of it right where your fingers would grip. Also the tote screw is rusted completely into. I figured the best fix would be to replace the tote so I wanted to see if there is anyone that might have an extra tote and screw, for a Stanley #7, that I could purchase from you?

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 03:37 AM

Hi troy, if you need used parts you should visit an ebay store called “newhampishureplanepartd” they cary old plane parts for all planes and cheap for what you need.

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 04:21 AM


Eric usually has a few of each..

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 04:48 AM

The Best Things sells a beech and a rosewood tote for the no 7. Lee Valley has a template if you feel adventurous and want to make one. The tote screw is in that bad of a shape? If it is just rusty they can be cleaned pretty easily with citric acid or vinegar or even simple green and a scotchbrite pad. I clean rusty threads on plane hardware by drilling a slightly smaller hole in a softwood like pine, I pout a drop or two of valve grinding compound and then hand tap it slowly into the wood. The threads clean up nice that way.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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Troy Cleckler

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 10:37 AM

Tom, it’s completely rusted into. The handle has a chunk that was in the front side of the tote and I guess moisture over the years ate it up.
Thanks Bandit and bench builder, I’ll give those a look.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#5 posted 03-16-2015 02:11 PM

Also, any Stanley bench plane tote/screw will work from size 5-8 if you happen across a broken parts plane.

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#6 posted 03-16-2015 09:36 PM

“rusted in two”, or “into two pieces” I think.

Wayne’s suggestion is spot-on. I know it’s cliche, but #5 Stanley jack planes do show up quite often at the fleas and antique malls. Typically busted but those parts might be good. Worth a look.

Good luck, it’s a wonderful gesture!

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Troy Cleckler

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 10:15 PM

“rusted in two”, or “into two pieces” I think.

Should have said, rusted into two pieces. Whatever the case, it’s notta gonna worka no mo.

What I think I’m gonna do is use a bolt from a #5, that I’ve already got and try to repair the tote, best as I can.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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