Today I received the brass flare caps that will become the ferrules. The handles all have several coats of oil finish and just glow with an invitation to pick them up. These caps were $0.59 each! The cheapest big box price was $1.19.
http://www.installationpartssupply.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_code=fittings-brass-flare-cap#.UUO3GPV1N8F Says they’re back ordered, but I got them within two weeks. After contacting them, they told me they normally don’t stock them, but will be happy to get as many as I wanted.
So, now to find the time to fit things up. Would you turn off the hex shoulders or leave them?
-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com