I have wondered for some time exactly how this hardware looked like on the inside. I have focused so much on planes that don’t require hardware like this that I never really dug into those that do.
If you are like me, then you may have thought about replicating the parts on your own. I sometimes wish I had a milling machine but then again I would just get myself into trouble making parts that just aren’t profitable. I think these might fall into that category but maybe not. On the other hand I wouldn’t hesitate to try and make them if this where only a hobby for me.
So thats what motivated me to take the time to share these photos. Maybe you just might want to make some for yourself. It is mostly brass and a few other materials that are readily available. The photos should be self explanatory. Click on the images to enlarge.
If any machinist out there is making these or you all hear of some place that is producing them let me know.