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Forum topic by Danpaddles posted 06-25-2013 08:11 PM 794 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2013 08:11 PM

I’ve got some handles to turn, for files, and I will be finishing out a walking stick soon. I have used iron pipe, and copper tubing as ferrules, but I have seen corrosion. I should be using brass. What can I use for brass ferrules? I sorta looked around at the hardware, nothing jumped out of the aisle at me.



-- Dan V. in Indy

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 08:25 PM

Brass flare nuts, threaded onto the handle, and turned round.

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 10:20 PM

Dan … Brass Flare Nuts are in the plumbing department at Menards … cost about $1.50 each.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 03:40 AM

Or you can order ferrules of brass from Craft Supply or Packard.

-- MPax, Atlanta

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 08:55 AM

I buy brass ferrules from my local woodworking store. The have an indentation on one side which helps to lock them onto the handles. They are pretty cheap and you just bang them on.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 01:49 AM

Thanks, I’ll try the flare nuts.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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