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Question sources for plane parts?

i just won a couple of auctions that include 4 incomplete #4 planes, all Stanley in the type 16-19 range. i'm would like to complete and restore them and then put them up for auction as i already have a very nice #4.

i need a frog, some irons, chipbreakers, cap irons and knobs and totes. i can probably make the knobs and totes, but i'm not sure i want to invest the time to get up to speed on it right now.

where do you guys get your plane parts?

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I needed one frog screw to complete a Stanley #75, I bought an#3 frog with screws from the 'bay for ~$12.50, now I have some spares. I was looking at restoring a type 4, it needs a front knob screw and lever cap, the cost for those parts exceeds to cost of a parts plane. So it will stay a franken plane.
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If you need a part really bad, and want one right now, the place to look is Bob Kaune's site.

Bob is charging top prices, but if you need it now, he likely has it.

http://antique-used-tools.com/parts.htm

As EricD mentioned the price of parts on EBay is crazy.

I bid on a set of screws, nuts, adjuster wheel and Y lever for a 5 up plane. I stopped bidding. The collection went for $20 which is more than a number of planes.

This is why I got the two No 4's, one of which was the New York Toolworks, which has a number of non-standard parts, and also a No 5 with cracked casting which is my parts plane. The No 4 was also intended for parts, but I may restore.

The price of knobs and totes on EBay is even more ridiculous. I make my own.
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Bob Kaune would be the place for a part.
If you want to make some money your best bet is to be patient and look for more junkers till you get a pile together so you can make some good ones.
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Hey Chris,

Not sure how the prices compare, but you might try St James Bay Tools. They have a bunch of replacement Stanley parts Link

You might be able to get some spare parts at the PATINA show and sale in March.

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I was just going to ask this question. I need a threaded rod for #5 tote. It appears to be 3/16" diameter with 20 tpi. A local hardware store didn't have anything close to the right size.
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FYI, Highland Woodworking now lists most of its plane parts as "discontinued and sold out" (I didn't check all categories, so they still might have some in stock). They do say that parts may be purchased through the Stanley-Black and Decker parts division at this link:

http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/

Yeah, I know what the link says, but that is the link they give. I didn't check it to see if they had any parts......

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Chris, I have a list of resources. Some I've used, some I haven't, so keep in mind its just a list, not a referral. Look under "plane parts" http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/24092

If you let me know what you need, I may have some of the parts as well.

As For making totes, its really not that hard, http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com...ch-plane-tote/
And knobs you really need a lath, but its possible on a drill press. http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com...nd-plane-knob/

I also make and sell them if you're not in a hurry.
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FYI, Highland Woodworking now lists most of its plane parts as "discontinued and sold out" (I didn't check all categories, so they still might have some in stock). They do say that parts may be purchased through the Stanley-Black and Decker parts division at this link:

http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/

Yeah, I know what the link says, but that is the link they give. I didn't check it to see if they had any parts......
I did check out Servicenet just to see what a new crappy Y adjustment lever goes for. Cheap, but "Out of Stock".

The few items I looked up were all listed as "Out of Stock".
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It would seem that the Stanley Parts service is going through a bit of a re-vamp. Likely why Highland doesn't have them either... Kind of odd.

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Chris, here is my opinion, for what its worth. I'd start a parts bin and just keep gathering them up and putting planes together as you find them. Buying all the parts individually for each of them is going to wind up expensive. Frogs, chipbreaker/iron combos, and even the bolts and brass nuts usually sell for more than I buy whole rusty planes for.
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