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Barrel bolts for removeable scales

Discussion in 'For Sale: Knifemaking Supplies & Tools' started by kuraki, Sep 20, 2017.

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  1. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    As of 11/8/17 I'm closing this thread. I'm not completely out, so if you have a dire need PM me.

    If you use up what you've already got and want more, please PM me anyway, with enough interest I will order another run, the second run will likely be slightly less expensive per set, with minimum order quantities of 10 rather than a quantity discount.

    Thanks everyone!



    I searched high and low for exactly what I wanted when it came to hardware for attaching removable scales to full tang knives, and I couldn't find it. One vendor has something close, but uses a hex socket which I don't care for and odd diameters. Standoffs work, but are narrow in grip range because the nominal cap screw sizes will often bottom out against each other, or not quite reach.

    So I had exactly what I wanted made. It required a minimum order of 1,000 sets, which is more than I can use, and I'm selling some to recoup some of the costs.

    These are made from 304 stainless and are finished black by QPQ. They are designed to be easy for the knifemaker to use. The heads are .375" +0 -.005, the barrels are .250 +0 -.005. That means you can use them to locate your scales with fractional tooling, not some off the wall or metric dimension. It means that for counterboring the heads you can use a standard .250 pilot .375 cutting head counter bore from McMaster Carr. It means you can use the heads to locate your scales, or you can run the barrel from one through the tang and into the other on a smaller knife. And the drive is Torx T25.

    The heads are .100" thick and radiused on the edges. The threads are 10-32, so if you bung up a barrel the chances you have a tap to run through and fix them are higher than average.

    They have a generous gripping range, from .630 to .430, meaning with just slight variation in counterbore depth you can secure scales on handles that range from over .750" thick to just over .5" thick without being proud.

    I couldn't understand why something like this didn't already exist, and the vendors I floated the design idea to ignored me, so I made it exist. Since I've already paid for the tooling cost, I could have more made for a lower price. If I'm the only one who thinks this is a good idea and no one buys them, that's fine too, I'll have a lifetime supply.

    I'll sell these for $2 a male/female set, or for 10 or more $1.75 per set. (If I were to sell them all and reorder, I would likely be looking at selling for $1.50 per set 10+)

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  2. Stonehenge69

    Stonehenge69

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    Nov 23, 2004
    PM sent.
     
  3. KnuckleDownKnives

    KnuckleDownKnives Time to make the doughnuts..

    Feb 12, 2015
    PM sent.
     
  4. bladesmith3

    bladesmith3 Gold Member Gold Member

    558
    Mar 8, 2015
    PM sent.
     
  5. jakesblades

    jakesblades

    23
    Oct 30, 2005
    i would like to buy 10. how do i send you the $..............jake
     
  6. Kevin McGovern

    Kevin McGovern

    Jul 31, 2015
    If you have a standard Kreg Jig, you can use that bit as well. You will need to drill the finished pilot hole out to 1/4" from the .17" of the Kreg pilot, but the head size of he Kreg bit is .375". Just a heads up. Oh, and I hit you up on IG last night. Thanks.
     
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  7. S.Alexander

    S.Alexander

    Jul 7, 2013
    John, I'll take 15 of them. Can you email me at (email removed)
     
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  8. DukeHarley

    DukeHarley

    603
    Apr 11, 2014
    I'd be in for 20 sets. Shoot me your PP address or tell me how you'd like me to pay.

    Jay
     
  9. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
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  10. DukeHarley

    DukeHarley

    603
    Apr 11, 2014
    Payment sent.

    Jason DeHaan
     
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  11. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    Shipping is included in the prices CONUS. Canada is roughly $11 more for up to say 30 sets.
     
  12. KnuckleDownKnives

    KnuckleDownKnives Time to make the doughnuts..

    Feb 12, 2015
    Payment sent. Which address did you use, Florence or Hemingway?
     
  13. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    Sorry Marc I mispoke. I haven't shipped yours yet. Is your Paypal address good to ship to?
     
  14. KnuckleDownKnives

    KnuckleDownKnives Time to make the doughnuts..

    Feb 12, 2015
    Yes, perfect..
     
  15. bcorbins5

    bcorbins5

    108
    Apr 4, 2016
    Are any of these still available
     
  16. rrbruzek

    rrbruzek Bruzek Knives USA Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2014
    Pm sent. I'll take 20 sets
     
  17. rrbruzek

    rrbruzek Bruzek Knives USA Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2014
    Money sent
     
  18. Tombo26

    Tombo26

    27
    Jun 4, 2014
    Payment sent, for 10 sets.
     
  19. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
  20. rrbruzek

    rrbruzek Bruzek Knives USA Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2014
    Can you please send the direct link to both the counterbore and pilot. I can't seem to find them
     
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