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Old 12-08-2014, 11:52 PM
Duke C Duke C is offline
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domed pins

Has any one out there made their own domed pins ? How do you do it? thanks Duke
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:52 AM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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Another unanswered question.

Go to a weld supply store and buy some bronze rod and use a torch and melt the end to a little ball. Even a propane torch will do little dia. rod. They don't carry brass and I've never tried it cause I was a TIG welder and brass under an electric arc the zinc vaporizes so you end up with bronze anyway, but under a torch I guess it doesn't. Ask them for samples because they sell that stuff by the pound, but they have some neat alloys like aluminum bronze.

Stick the rod in a vise just above the top and leave about 1/8 in and melt it. Use vise grips if the vise pulls too much heat away, but it shouldn't. I have done it dozens of time, but I was using oxy-acetylene.

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Old 04-19-2016, 03:59 AM
machinedock machinedock is offline
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Nowadays, everyone wants fine and good finishing knives to cut fruits and veggies easily and more faster. so, i must say fast knife is the best choice for every one.
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