Record/Stanley Rebate Plane Lever Cap

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SammyQ

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Meh....maybe 5-7mm gap each side of the No10 cap? I doubt you would get enough pressure at the two ends if you put it into a 4 or (worse) a 5.

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Basically I picked up a 010 from eBay but it is without a lever cap. So I'm looking for something that is going to fit.

No. 3 might be a good shout! Anyone know if they're the same size? I'm not fussed about it being an exact fit, as long as it works.
 

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Ah! Thought you were going the other way...what about grinding down a 4 cap? Take a few mm off each side? If it helps, I'll take some photos for you of the No10 alongside a No4 cap.

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Thanks Sam. Yes I did consider just grinding a bit off each side. I'll have a better idea when it arrives but thought I'd do a bit of investigating in the meantime.
 

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El Barto":lk6wcukh said:
...No. 3 might be a good shout! Anyone know if they're the same size? ...
Yup. IIRC the No.03, No.010 & No.010 1/2 all share the same lever cap. I think the 020 compass plane is also the same width, but the lever-cap is different lengthwise.

And if you're happy to have a Stanley lever-cap, add the No.5 1/4 and the No.10 1/4 to the list of possible doners.

Cheers, Vann.
 

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Their is a couple if no3 lever caps on eBay.

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It is very easy to make a lever cap if yoy have access to a drill press and have a minimum of metalworking skills. Just cut it out of a piece of flat mild steel bar and file it to shape. Drill two hiles and file them to form the keyhole shaped opening for the holding screw. Drill a third hole near the top and thread it and put in a thumbscrew insted of the tightening lever.
 

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My observations on using this with a modified no. 4 lever cap are as follows: it doesn’t work. The cap is too long and thus causes a build up of chips. I’m going to try taking off about 5mm of the lever cap and see if that makes a difference...
 

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