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TomTinkerSum

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1811 days ago

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Hello all, I’ve been looking for a few brass pins of various sizes for small boxes and whatever comes up. They’re used for like a swing lid or maybe putting together a knife kit. Anyways, I looked at Woodcraft and was quite disappointed. I figured for the size of thier large hardware selection and prices—they would have some on hand. Not only not on hand, but couldn’t point me in the right direction to order even. I need t get these boxes built for the guys in my wedding party and the Dads. I’m thinking of scrubbing off a welding rod and using that. Any suggestions or websites for good selection of brass pins would be highly appreciated. Thanks, TinkerTom

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littlecope

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#1 posted 1811 days ago

Tom, you might want to check places in your area that supply metal workers. Most places carry Brass rod of every diameter, then you just cut it to length with a hack saw…Hope this helps…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Walnut_Weasel

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#2 posted 1811 days ago

Tom,

You can begin by checking my most recent project. I modified a brass machine screw to make the hinge for that lid.

When looking for a brass pin to use like you, I had a lot of trouble. You may check out McMaster-Carr or Grainger and search for brass rod. You can buy all kinds of things at both of those sites.

Hope this helps. If you find something better, please post it.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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CaptainSkully

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#3 posted 1811 days ago

JantzSupply.com

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jussdandy

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#4 posted 1811 days ago

Ive been buying nickel and brass rods at “northcoast knive”. been good company to deal with so far.

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Karson

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#5 posted 1811 days ago

look for escutcheon pins on Google.

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Walnut_Weasel

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#6 posted 1810 days ago

Wow JantzSupply rocks!!

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SteveMI

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#7 posted 1810 days ago

http://www.mcmaster.com/#brass-pins/=3la5kc

Their delivery time can’t be beat, I have had stuff delivered the next day when ordered in the afternoon.

Steve.

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lcurrent

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#8 posted 1810 days ago

Tinker Go to your local welding supply most sell by the #

Larry

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leonmcd

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#9 posted 1810 days ago

My local ACE Hardware has a pretty good selection of brass rod and tubing.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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