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    My BIL has some new-to-him Canadian made Stanley Bailey planes that could really use new totes; a #4 and a #5 1/2. He was also gifted a MC by Footprint #5 jack that came with plastic trash for both knob and tote. Does anyone know of a source for new wooden replacement parts to fit these planes (besides me making them for him that is!)

    The Stanley planes are in pretty good shape and are worth recovering; the Footprint is unused and needs the usual fettling to make a user of it.

    The #5 1/2 also needs a lateral adjust lever to be complete; would any of you restorers have such a thing on hand that we could buy?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance that you can provide and Best regards.

    Ken
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    Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

    http://www.hyperkitten.com

    http://www.hansbrunnertools.com/Stan...ey%20parts.htm

    https://www.vintagetools.net/category/parts

    Lots of sites sell parts and tools.
    • “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”Winston Churchill

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    • #3

      Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

      Thanks for the links Richard; I will look through them soonest.

      Ken

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        Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

        My first choice is to fix broken handles with epoxy glue (and blocks of wood to carve new horns If needed). [You'll appreciate the plane more if you've fabricated repairs yourself.] If existing handles are beyond fixing, I'd go to any local flea market and pick up a donor parts plane.
        For replacing the lateral adjust lever the lazy way is to replace the entire frog assembly, but it is possible to replace just the lever. You just have to be careful not to break the cast iron frog when hammer peening the pin to secure the new lever onto the frog)

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        • #5

          Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

          Hi Ken,give Cardon near Perth a call,it been awhile but I think they may have had some last time I was there

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          • #6

            Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

            Thanks Al! I can make the parts for my BIL but was hoping to get around that particular project. I will check Cardon out.

            Ken

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            • #7

              Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

              Ken, rather than messing around looking for a lateral adjustment for the 5 1/2 I would just tap the blade as it isn’t as if it is continually being adjusted. You could make a nice little brass hammer easily with your lathe.
              Erik

              Canada's Island Paradise - Prince Edward Island

              Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club

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              • #8

                Re: Handplane Totes and Knobs

                ...or go to the "Tools of the Trades" show in Pickering later this month (Sept 30th). You'd likely find parts you wanted, but if you didn't, you'd surely find plenty of other antique tools to tempt your wallet

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