Restoring an old Millers Falls #10 plane (scrub plane? jack? not sure of
exact type). Everything's ready to go, except that I ended up destroying
the big brass blade-depth adjusting screw (don't ask). Anyone know where
I might find a replacement (apart from finding another plane to
Many thanks to any helpful pointers.
Take a look at the following link. All the parts are not listed on line,
but are in the print catalog. Give them a call and see what they can do
Turns out they can do a lot for me. Thanks for the link.
I called (nice to have a toll-free # to call), and not only did they
have the adjusting nut (not a screw as I said--shame on me!), but an
entire "kit" including all screws on the plane and the nut for less than
another place suggested here (antique-used-tools.com) wanted just for
the nut ($14.95 for the kit vs. $15.95 just for the nut). Ordered and on
Another option would be post about this on the Neander forum at
Sawmill Creek. There are several people there that could machine
a new replacement part for you.
Take it round to a friend with a metal turning lathe. Easy enough
thing to reproduce.
If you have to cut an internal thread into a knob and don't fancy
cutting an internal thread on a lathe (funny threads, left hand
adjusters etc.) just turn up a tap from silver steel, then harden it.
It'll be good enough to cut a one-off into brass.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.