"I think I usually am using 3/64" brass. I've not used any small n/s pin stock yet. I believe when I've re-pinned a shield in i tried very, very hard to use the pins that were in it. Like you say, it's gotta be…"
I am asking out of ignorance... Anything I have made has been bigger fixed blade stuff, so I have not had the need for real small stuff.
How much of a difference is there between small diameter pin stock and wire?"
"Thanks Andy. I think I have tried USA and Texas. I'll check out Pops. So Am I to understand that you haven't found a need for the really small pins? I have found that even on the larger knives, the shields are…"
I have been getting most of my supplies for my pocket knife work from Jantz Supply. But lately so much of their stuff has been out of stock. I don't think they ever had anything smaller than 1/16" for pin stock, in either brass or NS. I'm doing some little pen knives that have really small pins. I've managed to find some 1/32" brass rod on Amazon, but I still haven't found any NS in 1/32". I have checked some jewelry supply places on line, but what they have is nickel silver wire, and…See More
"That's a good idea Andy. I hadn't thought of epoxy. For a while, I was leaning toward sweating them on with solder, you know, like sweating copper water pipe. I have sweated brass tubbing before, and NS is just white…"
"That is some top drawer stag isn't it? I got it just for doing this knife. Actually, my question for you was more about attaching the new bolsters I intend to make for this knife. As I said, the stag will be thicker than the…"
"Thanks Andy. I'm real happy with the outcome too, being so new to this hobby and all. Say, that's one fancy hobo. I doubt there are many hobos out there carrying knives like that. On the subject of stinking…"
"That's some nice work Andy. Very professional looking. I've also been trying my hand at knife restoration and rehandleing. I just finished this old Case coke bottle jack. This was handled in bone. When I got…"
"In the past two months I have added half a dozen nice old Remingtons to my collection. Over the years I've had several R100A and R100B dogleg stock knives. Always upgrading in condition. I love the concealed backsprings, and…"