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    Hey all, does anyone know any good places to buy nickel silver rods and washers for pins? (i.e. yher 1/16" size 0 ones) - i found brass easily enough, but also need some silver. ideally I wouldn't have to buy a million...thanks much.

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    I buy my stuff from Texas Knife Makers Supply. There might be better but they are good to deal with.
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    thanks, mackie - checked it out, and they've got the nickel silver rod stock, but not the washers - do we just use stainless steel washers on that? because the reason for the silver is so its softer and easier to cut and peen, but that doesnt matter for the washers?

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    Stainless would be nice. Polish them before putting them on and they will be nice.I make mine by drilling the end of a 3/16 rod ( a little tricky ) and cutting off washers from that with a jewelers saw. I lay them on a piece of 800 grit sandpaper and put a pink eraser on top and rub them back and forth to thin them even and polish them.

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    hah, that's hardcore, making your own washers :goodjob . I dont have the tools for that.

    Does *anybody* make the washers in nickel silver? Also, for the life of my I acn't find anyone who seels the rods and the washers together. PLenty of people sell the one or the other. And, though I want to do most my pinning the "old-style," I also wanted to get some of the "new style," with the screw and hex bolt - but I cant find the size 0 bolts and nuts.

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    Go to ebay and type in ( cut throat razor repair needs pins ). They have all of that.

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    I just use stainless washers from microfasteners.com with nickel silver rod.

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    Ditto with what Hydaral said...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie View Post
    Go to ebay and type in ( cut throat razor repair needs pins ). They have all of that.
    Perhaps I am just an idiot but I tried that and got nothing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydaral View Post
    I just use stainless washers from microfasteners.com with nickel silver rod.
    I think I have the same idea as the OP. And I don't want to use stainless washers, I want silver..

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