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    Post Nuts and Bolts and Washers oh my From Microfasteners...

    This is a common PM I and probably most other Professional restorers get in our pm box...

    Hi. Need some info please.
    I went to micro fasteners and was not sure of what to get to mock up scales. Im talking about the screws and nuts to fit and sand. can you tell me what works for you. size,length head type. It will save me some head scratching and wasted bread. thank you so much.

    So instead of answering it just in the pm I put together a complete shopping list, this was done in the Workshop Sticky about 3 -4 years ago but it is outdated now so I will add this thread to it...

    This is everything I normally have on hand to not only Mock Up scales but also for washers to build Stacked, Domed & Singles...

    I tried to make it pretty detailed


    Shopping List for www.microfasteners.com

    Bolts: Hex Head Machine Screws - Brass - Micro Fasteners

    These HBB00121000-80 x 3/4$ 8.70

    Nuts: Hex Nuts - Brass - Micro Fasteners

    These as they are easier to use for mock up

    HNB00801000-805/32 .046$ 4.10

    If you have any intention of using them for real then get these little ones

    HNBS0080500-80 scale3/32 .048$ 9.90

    Washers: Flat Washers - Brass - Micro Fasteners

    Get all these in brass for in and out

    FWB0100#0.064 1/8 .017$ 3.80

    FWBW0100#0 wide.064 3/16 .017$ 4.40

    In SS Flat Washers - Stainless - Micro Fasteners

    Get these

    FWSS0100#0 Narrow Washer S/S I.D. .062xO.D..125x Thk .017$ 2.20

    FWS00100#0$ 2.20

    If you are going to actually use these for pivots then you need the wrenchs (2) and you need to call for those they are 3/32 hex these might be listed online now I haven't checked in years...

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    At one point I had printed off the information from the how/where/etc but thanks for re-doing and adding to the info list.

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    This is very helpful. One of the old posts listed the wrong part number and it took a confusing call to microfastners to figure everything out. This post will save folks a lot of time. Thanks.

    One possible item to add: it might be useful to list the best place to buy the nickel silver pins as well. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diyguy View Post
    One possible item to add: it might be useful to list the best place to buy the nickel silver pins as well. Thanks again.
    Honestly we most all make our own pins from 1/16 Brass and Nickel Silver rods... I know Dovo, TI, and Revisor, offer their pins for sale (if you can find them and afford them)

    Most any Knife Supplier will stock the rods also many TrueValue Hardware stores have the Brass rod in their K&S display
    I have heard that some good Hobby Stores (Look for R/C supplies) carry both rods too, although I have never been that lucky to find one

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    Thank you for posting this

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    Thanks. I was using the term "pin" loosely -- I too have been making pins from 1/16 brass stock. I notice that places like knifemaking.com sell the nickel silver rods, but they don't sell the micro washers. In a perfect world, we could buy all the materials from one source. It sounds like from your post that no "one source" option exists. Bummer. Thanks again for a great post.

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    I always have a hard time locating a place to buy the collars for the pins. Washers and rods are easy, but those tiny (and easy to lose) locking washers are very hard to find. I had to buy a bunch of pre-made pin sets from Classic Shave just to get some collars.

    Right now I have a buddy making them out of his shop, but the cost and time isnt going to last long. Does anybody else know where to get just these parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbojohnny View Post
    I always have a hard time locating a place to buy the collars for the pins. Washers and rods are easy, but those tiny (and easy to lose) locking washers are very hard to find. I had to buy a bunch of pre-made pin sets from Classic Shave just to get some collars.

    Right now I have a buddy making them out of his shop, but the cost and time isnt going to last long. Does anybody else know where to get just these parts?
    Not pre-made, I have made them myself in the past using a #00 and doming it, but, now with the smaller #0's I don't bother any longer to even use them...
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    The cool little wrench that Miniature Hex Socket Wrench that MicroFasteners offers is:

    part# WR0 Miniature Hex Socket Wrench.

    They are about $4.50 each. Should order at least two, if not four. I like two for the shop, two for inside the house where I play with razors.

    Thanks again for providing this information to a common new thread
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