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Forum topic by TraylorPark posted 03-14-2014 01:13 AM 1190 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2014 01:13 AM

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Evening all,
I received my most recent e-bay purchase today, a Stanley #6. This one brings my total up to 8 planes now, 2-7 plus a 78. I really need to focus on some block planes now, but I digress. Anyway when I first bid on the #6 I noticed 2 things 1- the tote was broken, no big deal it’s just the horn missing 2- no lateral adjustment, again no big deal my 7 is a type 4, pre-lateral, and it works great. Might take an extra couple seconds to get set up compared to the ones with lateral but not enough for me to run out and buy a different one. Anyway when I got the 6 today it’s not a pre-lateral it’s a type 11 but the lateral adjustment lever is missing, probably lost the same time the horn on the tote died. So my question is where, if at all, could I find an adjustment lever? I don’t really want to go out a buy a whole frog assembly just for that little piece but this plane is in really good shape and I would like it to be complete. I’ll post some pictures cause I always like the pictures :). So to brag a little on this plane, when I took the frog, tote, and knob off the jappaning under it looked brand new, the iron is in better square than most of the ones in my shop right now and best of all it cost me a whopping $17. Anyway any help with the lever would be great and if anyone has an 8 sitting around I could use it to finish off my bench plane collection (I was lucky enough to inherit a 2 and have given up hope on a 1). Thanks,

-- --Zach

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#1 posted 03-14-2014 02:41 AM

I think if you can’t find one used on ebay you will need to buy a whole frog assembly. Most people don’t sell that part since it is not removed with a screwdriver but instead through the use of a punch (and sometimes a file).

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 02:59 AM

Easy to break a frog re-assembling it. I would keep my eyes open for a parts plane and replace the frog.

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#3 posted 03-14-2014 01:04 PM

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 03:42 PM

Excellent links Vincent. Thank you.

-- --Zach

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 04:47 PM

I’ll check and see if I have one. If not, ask over on the HPOYD thread, somebody will have an extra.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 02:48 AM

I bought an adjustment lever from the following site:

Bob is a great person to work with and he has almost any part you might need. I do know that Stanley still sells a frog assembly for that plane, at least they did a month ago. Good luck.

-- Gary, Central Illinois

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 03:09 AM

search nhplaneparts on ebay got a load of old Stanley parts…I may have one..ill look…I only have 38 planes..i think 4 #6 s


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#8 posted 03-15-2014 12:15 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions and generous offers to look in your own collections. I’ve been scouring the world wide of webs in past couple of nights, but haven’t found what I’m looking for yet. For now I’m just going to get it cleaned up and sharpened and start using it until I find the part or a new frog assembly. Thanks again!

-- --Zach

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