Eyelets for wood?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ABH, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Hi I was wondering how to wood handles with holes, usually for paracord have this sort of metal outline that covers it like a sort of eyelet, and I wanted to know how to do it, because I have no idea and it looks rather cool, thanks for reading
     
  2. Antraxx

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    You just drill a hole and laminate a brasstubing inside before sanding and finishing the ss.
     

  3. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Yes, you can epoxy a piece of tubing into the lanyard hole. Go with a slightly larger hole than the outer diameter of your tubing in this case, so the glue/epoxy has someplace to go. Like if your tubing is 7mm o.d., go with an 8mm hole. Coat the outside of the tube with a thin layer of adhesive, then slip it into the drilled hole while the slingshot is laying on its side (so the piece of tubing sits vertically), and then let it cure overnight before sanding/finishing. You can also drill a hole the same size as the o.d. of your tubing and then and then countersink the hole slightly. Then when you put the tubing in place you can flare the ends to hold it in place. This also gives a neat appearance. You need some sort of flaring dies and a bench vise to do this though, so it's more expensive. Professional flaring dies look like this <a href="http://usaknifemaker.com/tube-flaring-dies-for-fastening-handles.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a>, but you can also cut the heads off of large steel screws (like large drywall or wood screws) and use them in the same manner (as long as the tapered part of the screw heads are larger than the inner diameter of your tubing.
     
  4. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Thankyou <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Just to ad to pelleteer's suggestions: you could use a simple center punch and hammer to flare the tube ends once glued in. Don't counter sink the hole in the fork too much as if you flare the tube too much it may tear. Might also try using a large drill bit in a hand drill, running in reverse. It gives a bit of heat and pressure to make the flare. Try a few on scrap to get the feel for it.
     
  6. Werdna8

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    I'm making nunchucks at the moment and for the hole in the top where the cord comes out I plan to glue in one half of a brass gromit.