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268939 gtgrouch@r... 2019‑07‑21 New (to me) Source of Stanley Threaded Knob and Tote Hardware
On another list, I found a link to someone who makes #12-20 hardware. 

http://hardwarecitytools.com/i
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268940 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2019‑07‑21 Re: New (to me) Source of Stanley Threaded Knob and Tote Hardware
GtGrouch and OLDTOOLS:

Sadly, I believe you will find that Bill Rittner is no longer offering knobs and
totes.  I do not have any information as to whether or not he is processing
orders for the other items

Note that the last blog entry on that site is dated September 2015.

Read that website carefully; he was spending two hours on the “finishing
touches” of each tote.  Very difficult to make money that way, although from
what I heard back at the time, his product was impeccable.  Note especially his
use of 5/4 stock rather than 4/4 stock!

I’m still kicking myself for not ordering a lifetime supply while they were
available.

Is there a niche market for high-quality replacement totes? You betcha!  Some
tool & die person should make a mold which emulates the best Stanley tote
profile for #4 through #8, perhaps with some “fattening,” and have them produced
in an attractive and durable sort of plastic, perhaps red Tennite.  ( ala
Millers Falls )

John Ruth
In sweltering Port Reading, NJ, where I’m hiding out in my GF’s Central A/C.
268941 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑07‑21 Re: New (to me) Source of Stanley Threaded Knob and Tote Hardware
I would buy some of those

Ed Minch
268945 Ken Shepard <waruba@c...> 2019‑07‑22 Re: New (to me) Source of Stanley Threaded Knob and Tote Hardware
Highland Woodworking has replacement tote and knob sets in rosewood.  Don't
have personal experience with them, but they look nice.

Ken
268946 Anthony Seo 2019‑07‑22 Re: New (to me) Source of Stanley Threaded Knob and Tote Hardware
On 7/21/2019 11:01 AM, John Ruth wrote:
> GtGrouch and OLDTOOLS:
>
> Sadly, I believe you will find that Bill Rittner is no longer offering knobs
and totes.  I do not have any information as to whether or not he is processing
orders for the other items

Nope, he is still in business (I just spoke with him today on Facebook)

http://hardwarecitytools.com/i
ndex.html

Tony (melting...melting...)


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