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Offline Wrenchmensch

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I need an 8-32 thumbscrew for an old Stevens spoke wrench. The screw has a 25/32" long threaded shaft and a head that ranges from 15/32" to 1/2". The picture shows what these things look like.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2011, 05:26:45 PM by Wrenchmensch »

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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 03:24:42 PM »
I have a little plastic bin full of thumb screws and other knobs. I can dig thru it and see if I have something that might work.
Can you tell me the thread diameter and pitch? Like 8-32 or something?
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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 04:44:17 PM »
Yep! Thanks!

The thread is an 8-32 cut, and the diameter is 1/8". The shaft length is 25/32" +/- 1/32", and the head diameter is 1/2" +/-.

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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 09:42:41 PM »
OK Gotta go to the DR. first thing tomorrow - I'll do it after that.
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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 05:37:15 AM »
I have a little plastic bin full of thumb screws and other knobs. I can dig thru it and see if I have something that might work.

Might there be a thumb screw for a Union Tool Co. protractor?  The kind that comes on a combination square?  Mine's missing
one thumb screw and washer.  Come to think of it, I have a pair of dividers missing the adjustment nut, and another pair missing
the thumb screw that secures the arm...

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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 07:04:59 AM »
Bob, you can have the Stevens spoke wrench I bought if you don't find a correct screw, the one on this wrench doesn't look original though, and has solder or something on the top.
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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 09:26:59 AM »
Thanks, Noel!

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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 02:37:17 PM »

Papaw, you probably have a brass light fixture nut soldered to a screw...; P
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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 04:01:45 PM »
Well, I dug thru my knobs bin, and found something that might work. It's on it's way to ya!
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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 09:01:55 AM »
Thanks, all your offers are great!  I think I'll hold off a while though, and maybe I can pirate a thumb screw from a damaged Dudly spoke wrench in the future.

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Re: Missing a thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 09:54:12 AM »
Alright Mensch
 Take out a penknife and cut your finger.  Dip a pen and write this:
 "I hereby bequeath my soul to..."

Any idea how deep I had to dig for this?
Its an inch long, cut it any length you like
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Re: Missing an 8-32 thumb screw for an old Stevens spoke wrench
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 03:10:24 PM »
My niece’s boyfriend is a machinist, I had him make this thumb screw for you. If it to your liking I will it will be in the mail in a day or two…
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« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 06:32:20 PM by 64longstep »
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