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Belg1960

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04-19-2015 12:38 PM

Good morning guys, I made the following tool for a specific purpose in my woodworking but am stumped at where to find a nice knurled cap nut to finish the slide hold down. I’m looking for something like this but that would be solid, not with the thru hole but still tapped to 1/4 20. I tried Grainger, McMaster Carr, Home Depot, 3 local hardware stores…. I think it needs to come from the internet but I’m just not coming up with the right search term.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 12:41 PM

You did a fine job on this shop made tool and it will be a great addition to your shop.

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 01:09 PM

Lee Valley sells knurled brass 1/4 20 of various types.
And that looks GREAT !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 01:11 PM

Glen, I searched but did not find it. Do you have a link perhaps??

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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plantek

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 01:54 PM

Nice looking gauge…
Try this: http://www.amazon.com/Knurled-Thumb-Nut-Brass-Qty-25/dp/B00FASNA6S

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#5 posted 04-19-2015 02:06 PM

Are you looking to replace your screw? I don’t see how a knob will work in your case? Maybe I’m not seeing how that will fit. I was thinking maybe you were looking to replace the screw entirely and get a knurled thumb screw instead, like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Knurled-Length-Threaded-Threads-NumberOfItems/dp/B00TW2433W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1429452322&sr=8-2&keywords=knurled+thumb+screw+brass

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Belg1960

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#6 posted 04-19-2015 02:18 PM

Rayne, what I would like to do is cut the top of the brass screw which now has the wing nut on it and replace it with the cap nut. The bolt gets in the way when trying to hold it. And I want it to look cohesive along with other brass hardware in the front.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#7 posted 04-19-2015 02:33 PM

Limited selection but often the lamp supplies section at your local hardware will have a few choices.

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#8 posted 04-19-2015 02:37 PM

I see, something like this, but more of the traditional brass color? They have 1/4-20 for this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Finish-Knurled-Length-Threaded-Threads/dp/B00DD4Z2XA/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&qid=1429454210&sr=8-41&keywords=brass+knurled+knob

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#9 posted 04-19-2015 02:46 PM

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#10 posted 04-19-2015 03:46 PM

Well, IF Eric @ nhplaneparts doesn’t have one…

There is also the “wheel” style found on Stanley 9-1/2 block planes. Older ones were right hand threaded, too. Would be fairly easy to rethread one to the size you need.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#11 posted 04-19-2015 05:02 PM

Sorry, what I have in my parts drawer from them dosen’t seen to exist anymore, a knurled brass knob with a 1/4 20 bolt.like rayne posted .but these (requiring their own threaded rod) can be found on page 214 of the Lee Valley on line hardware catalogue..

1/4-20 Thumbscrew, each 05H10.05 $7.80

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#12 posted 04-19-2015 05:27 PM

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#13 posted 04-19-2015 07:20 PM

I love that gauge! I’m definitely going to copy it. A totally awesome idea. Thanks!

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