5th Mar 2005, 07:25 PM #1
does any one know where I can buy brass male and female thumbscrews?
I am planning on building a centre wheel plough plane similar to the one in the attached picture; does any one know where I can buy brass male and female thumbscrews?
6th Mar 2005, 08:42 PM #2Originally Posted by Phil Spencer
Seriously, Mother of Pearl used to have a similar screw in their catalogue - not sure if they still do, but I'm sure I have one somewhere. It has a coarse thread. Will try to dig it out & post a pic tomorrow. If you need it arrangements can be made.
7th Mar 2005, 12:07 AM #3GOLD MEMBER
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Check out Lee Valley - they have female threaded brass knobs (1/4-20) and cast iron thumbscrews. There are also some bits that may be useable hiding as brass knobs for other projects - there are some that can have wood inlays added. Or you can make your own male thumbscrews by silver soldering or brazing brass rod into a female threaded knob.
7th Mar 2005, 12:24 PM #4
7th Mar 2005, 01:40 PM #5
Why don'cha choose a more ambitious project?The only way to get rid of a [Domino] temptation is to yield to it. Oscar Wilde
.....so go4it people!
8th Mar 2005, 09:58 AM #6
Hi TassiKiwiMade all my own hand tools in my apprenticeship this plane should not be that hard if I can find the brass ware maby I will make my own keep an eye out for a picture when its finished!
8th Mar 2005, 10:00 AM #7
What's a B & D?
8th Mar 2005, 10:03 AM #8
Thanks AlexS for the generous offer think I will make the brass ware. Watch this space for some pictures of the plane I still have to draw up plans for the plane the project has a time frame of 12 months. The current project is a Chess board from Huon Pine and Tas Myrtle.
8th Mar 2005, 10:10 AM #9Originally Posted by Phil SpencerStupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.
8th Mar 2005, 01:58 PM #10
And here I was thinking it was a big metal tambour door for a garageIf I do not clearly express what I mean, it is either for the reason that having no conversational powers, I cannot express what I mean, or that having no meaning, I do not mean what I fail to express. Which, to the best of my belief, is not the case.
Mr. Grewgious, The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens