- 23 September 2014 at 5:01 pm #113409Chris BunneyParticipant
Does anyone know where I can source replacement pins for marking guages (in the UK)?
Chris - Exeter, UK23 September 2014 at 6:42 pm #114194NirParticipant
Why not use simple steel nails?
They do not bend, very hard (need sharppening on either diamond stones or grinding wheel) and cheep.
You must be logged in to access attached files.24 September 2014 at 3:00 am #117378Frank JosephMember
You bin hidding for a time
The scrib pin in a squar is good or a small drill bit,a peice of hard wire. Or a hobby knife , the point from a compus. Look around in the junk box at home and at work.
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.24 September 2014 at 8:56 am #118376geoffbutler1Participant
Have you tried the nails/pins you get in picture hooks, these generally are hardened and make good scribing pins
Cheers24 September 2014 at 10:25 am #118379Chris BunneyParticipant
Thanks all for the advice. Looks like I can “up-cycle” something from my box of random fixings! I’ve definitely got some old picture hooks lying around, so might try that.
Chris - Exeter, UK28 September 2014 at 10:28 pm #118655Juan-MParticipant
I also have used the shaft from used-up grinding attachments for my Dremel tool. Once the grinding tip wears out I cut it off and reshape it into a pin. They’re pretty hard but its do-able on diamonds or sandpaper.29 September 2014 at 11:24 pm #118690robinhcParticipant
broken drill bit might work well
Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA
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