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An unusual thread size- Stanley 78 rebate plane

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Robin Graham06/12/2021 00:09:24
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Posted by Rob McSweeney on 04/12/2021 17:12:57:

There is currently a 78 fence rod for sale on ebay, £10.00 Buy it now

Thanks for the alert Rob, but I already have the fence complete with rod and screw. If I had needed the rod I would have made it - it's a fairly simple piece, just a 3" length of 9/32" with a 1/4" x 28 (presumably UNF) thread on one end and a cross drilled hole near the other. It's interesting though - at first I thought £10 for such a simple piece was a bit steep, but I suppose it would take me 20 mins per piece on a manual lathe even if I had everything set up. So not such a crazy price.

Martin has very kindly offered me a sample of his 3-D printed stop for evaluation. In the meantime I single-pointed a #10 x 28 brass screw:

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It fits perfectly.

Thanks to all for your help with this.

Robin

 

Edited By Robin Graham on 06/12/2021 00:13:02

Robin Graham07/12/2021 00:51:13
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I am now the proud owner of a depth stop in Ferrari? red:

mk_depthstop1.jpg

I'm impressed by the accuracy of the part - I didn't realise that 3-D printing could do that.

Thanks Martin, I've emailed you.

Robin.

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