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Blog entry by TomTinkerSum posted 09-12-2009 12:10 AM 1271 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at Woodcraft and online for some brass pins for boxes, knife kits, etc…. I not only was unable to find anything at Woodcraft, but they were unable to order anything for me regarding this or even point me in the right direction. I know this probably should go in the forum section. I tried and it did not show up under Hardware section. I need these pins for building boxes for the gents in my wedding party and the Dads. Your support would be highly appreciated for recommendations on a website or something to Goggle on this. I’m thinking of sanding off a bronze welding rod. Thanks again, TinkerTom

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 12:27 AM

I believe JantzSupply.com has all kinds of stuff like that. Look for knifemaking supplies. They use brass rods in all diameters.

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 12:38 AM

I agree,welding supply or hardware stores.I typically use the 1/8’’ brass rod.

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 12:40 AM

Lee Valley

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 12:55 AM

Do a google search for escutcheon pins or brass pins. I bought some last Christmas and you buy them by weight.

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#5 posted 09-12-2009 01:24 AM

I have seen brass round rod and square rod at ACE Hardware in variouse sizes.

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 02:16 AM

McMaster-Carr has some
http://www.mcmaster.com/#brass-pins/=3la5kc
that start at 1/16” diameter

Also brass dowels that start at 1/4”

My experience it that their shipping is awesome.

Steve.

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 11:03 AM

This are some of the sites I have researched for knife making supplies:

http://www.hawkinsknifemakingsupplies.com/

http://www.knifemaking.com/

http://www.texasknife.com/

http://www.popknifesupplies.com/

They have threaded pins as well as the regular rod type. Have fun and be safe.

#8 posted 09-14-2009 06:27 PM

TinkerTom—
We carry brass table pins: http://tr.im/yFb4
but these might be larger than what you’re looking for (?)
Good luck !

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