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johnl
10-24-2009, 05:28 PM
I want to make some awl hasps out of wood. I need ferrules to place on them. Looking for the tapered steel type. Anyone know where I can find them in small numbers. I have not turned up any on the net.
John L

Tony Ennis
10-24-2009, 05:30 PM
Don't know about tapered. I've seen copper and steel ferrules made of pipe, however.

KillerMike
10-24-2009, 05:44 PM
find some 1" or 1-1/4" copper fittings at your local Borg... they will do just fine.

TxBaylea
10-24-2009, 05:55 PM
Try this. This vendor has a large variety of hardware.

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=30021&cat=1,41504

Vernon

johnl
10-24-2009, 06:03 PM
Thanks
I have seen them, but was looking for one that is longer and tapered Wish I could post a picture here, I could show you better than I can tell you
John L

agrip
10-24-2009, 06:06 PM
For 1 and 2s turn em

For 50
For most satisfaction and appearance spin them on a maple dowel
The major technology is how to anneal and how to apply the spinning lever.
Spinning works two ways
Spin a tube down to make a cap
Spin a sheet over to make a cap

For a really heavy duty ferrule on a slick (really big chisel) form a hot piece of pipe to the right taper and weld or silver braze it onto the existing ferrule.

For heavy stuff some guys lay out a cone on sheet metal cut to a pattern and roll, then torch weld or silver/ everdur braze.

The fastest is stretch wrap a tinned wire.
While holding the tension quick touch a hot iron with a drop of tin/silver solder.
Trim the tensioned end to taste.

For 500 draw them like Lee Valley does.

Ag