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Forum topic by Bill Berklich posted 07-26-2018 10:27 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Berklich

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07-26-2018 10:27 PM

I bought a Stanley No 45 and it needs a skate knob. It is not the newer “through screw” kind. It screws on to a cast stud on the skate. Has anyone turned one? Any patterns out there? Dimensions? Any hints, thoughts or tips? I have a great piece of Honduran Rosewood for this too.

-- Bill - Rochester MI


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tshiker

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#1 posted 07-30-2018 04:54 PM

I don’t have any advice for you, but if you decide to make one and need some measurements or photo’s, let me know. Good luck and don’t forget to post before and after pictures!

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#2 posted 07-31-2018 07:16 PM



I don t have any advice for you, but if you decide to make one and need some measurements or photo s, let me know. Good luck and don t forget to post before and after pictures!

- tshiker

If you have measurements that would be great. I have to learn to turn a sphere. I’m sure it’s not as easy as it looks on YouTube.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 07-31-2018 08:59 PM

IF you happen to have a Stanley #110 block plane….the knob screws on using the same size threads…may use that as a pattern?

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#4 posted 07-31-2018 10:30 PM



IF you happen to have a Stanley #110 block plane….the knob screws on using the same size threads…may use that as a pattern?

- bandit571

Another tool on my “Christmas List” I think the thread is a 3/4”-10 but I haven’t actually checked it yet.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#5 posted 07-31-2018 10:49 PM

I took a broken #110 and made a tap. Just cut a V in the thread. I posted it somewhere, but others have shown how to make a tap with a bolt and it’s the same theory.

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#6 posted 08-01-2018 04:35 AM

Who says the knob has to be a sphere? I made one that is shaped more like low knob for a bench plane and it feels better than my stock 45 knob.

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#7 posted 08-11-2018 06:07 PM

My Stanley 45’s knob is pretty close to a sphere that is 1.594” in diameter. The stem under it is .25” tall. It looks like the picture you show with no through screw, but instead screws directly onto the skate.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#8 posted 08-12-2018 04:31 PM

I made a walnut knob. Drilled a 1/4’’ hole and screwed it on. Has been holding up fine (3 years now).

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#9 posted 08-18-2018 10:27 PM

Yeah – just screwing it on may be my best option

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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