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Old 12-27-2008, 08:40 PM
Creative Engineering Creative Engineering is offline
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Default Re: Where can I find these?


Walter's right...I'll add a bit.

Ace hardware or any good mom's & pop's hardware store will have 5/16" balls. 5/16" is .312", 8mm is .314". Don't worry about finding 8mm balls, the 5/16" are only .002" smaller and are readily available.

You also want to buy a 1" & a 1-1/4" long 5/16" steel dowel pin to use for the push pin. They are hardened and cheap!

You may get lucky and the 1" pin will work perfectly...otherwise you have to grind the 1-1/4" pin to fit.

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