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Old 02-07-2017, 10:15 PM
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Fastner for removable handles

Ha all, looking for some advise on what to use for fastners on removable handles, full tang, would like something with a little eye appeal as well as quality construction.

Thanks, Carl
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:34 PM
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depending on how much eye appeal youre looking for..... you might just need to make your own.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/oiseau...posted-public/
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:51 PM
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There are also these.
https://www.premiumknifesupply.com/s...-screw-system/
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:44 AM
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damon, your engraving skills just totally amazes me every time I see them.
You have a fantastic skill and hope that you continue your art !!
Troy

Sorry for the highjack OP
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:46 AM
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Thanks Jim those would work, hoping they are at least 7/8 long, Damon I would be glad to send them to you for some eye appeal lol, the closest thing to eye appeal for me would be to scratch the surface with 60 grit.

Carl
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:44 AM
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thanks PoolQs.


mr.HC.... those parts jim posted are for holding together slab side handles.
id use something a bit larger for stick tang. 1/4" or 3/8" threads.

also, it doesn't take much to put a bit of file work on a bolt head.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:14 PM
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Thanks damon, don't think about the dia. but 1/4 would be more secure with less chance of snapping when tightening down the scale. I may have to try a little file work on those heads, you never know maybe I could come up with a cool design.

Carl
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:54 AM
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Carl, they come in different sizes, USA knife Makers sells them and Jantz has decorative Torx heads you would buy an all thread tube to screw them into. Or make your own threaded tubes. Here is a drill tap conversion table.
https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-i...rill-size.aspx

Here is a huge selection of small stainless tubing you can cut and tap yourself. Kind of expensive though, but where are you going to find 1/32 OD tubing with an .020 ID?
https://microgroup.com/store/fractio...ss-tubing.html

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Old 02-09-2017, 06:54 AM
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guess he could also make his own tubing too.

to simplify the parts.... either thread the end of the tang that sticks out the back of the handle, or weld on a piece of all thread.
these are easy to find at local hardware stores. just check that they are not plated if you intend to do any file work to them.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/The-Hillman...p-Nuts/4736641
something like one of these might also work...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/The-Hillman...or-Nut/3013888

just spend some time browsing the fasteners and see whatll work for what your doing.
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