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Old 10-21-2012, 09:51 PM
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First attempt at mosaic pins

well here's my first attempt at making some mosaic pins, wanted to keep the pattern very simple the first go around.......I'm pretty happy with them, sky's the limit with mosaic pin ideas so I plan on getting a little more creative now that my trial run turned out not to bad....
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:42 PM
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What size are they? I tried getting some square tubing that fits into 1/4" round tube but my hobby store is always sold out of it! Looks darn good to me what did you use to fill them?
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:45 PM
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That looks like way too much work! Pretty cool, though... I've never seen the materials for it. Do you indeed buy them at a hobby store?? Do you use fiberglass epoxy or glue to fill?


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Old 10-21-2012, 10:45 PM
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nice first Rob. looks like you have a good understanding on making them. you can really do a lot with a simple pattern on a knife. sometimes i think they are over done and detract from a good knife design.

how long are they and how did you glue them up?

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:10 AM
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What size are they? I tried getting some square tubing that fits into 1/4" round tube but my hobby store is always sold out of it! Looks darn good to me what did you use to fill them?
1/4'' brass tube , G2 epoxy (little extra hardener) and 3-4 drops of black acrylic paint
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:12 AM
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What size are they? I tried getting some square tubing that fits into 1/4" round tube but my hobby store is always sold out of it! Looks darn good to me what did you use to fill them?
Check out http://www.ksmetals.com/ they make all the tubing that hobby stores carry. they have retailer outlets. ive also found that ebay is a great resource i picked up 25' of various sizes for under 25 bucks including shipping.


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Those should add that little extra to really make the knife stand out. Rather curious about the filler as well. What method did you use to fill the tubes?
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That looks like way too much work! Pretty cool, though... I've never seen the materials for it. Do you indeed buy them at a hobby store?? Do you use fiberglass epoxy or glue to fill?
Actually Chris is was kinda fun to try , pretty easy, $20 worth of supplies from a local hobby shop (epoxy and paint I had ) made me (6) 6'' mosaic pieces and we all know what they cost at the local knife supply shop..........
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:19 AM
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Cool man I usually make my own but the knife I'm working on right now is for a friend and he wanted some fancy ones. I just didn't have quick access to get the stuff I needed for 1/4" and he didn't want the bigger stuff. The place that I get mine from charges $30 a foot plus shipping.
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Check out http://www.ksmetals.com/ they make all the tubing that hobby stores carry. they have retailer outlets. ive also found that ebay is a great resource i picked up 25' of various sizes for under 25 bucks including shipping.


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Those should add that little extra to really make the knife stand out. Rather curious about the filler as well. What method did you use to fill the tubes?
as for the filling the tubes with epoxy -

I drilled 1/4'' holes into a piece of wood as a stand for the tubes
(tight fit is what you want so the epoxy doesn't ooze out the bottom)
First I tried a custom made - Ha ! paper funnel which worked ok ,
2nd I used a spare powder funnel from my reload bench and that worked better taping the funnel on to prevent leakage around the tube opening
3rdly I simply used my small epoxy mixing spoon that worked the best, just held it about 2'' above the tube, slow and steady little bit at a time until I determined the amount that would fill the 1/4'' tube approx 1/2 way.
Little trial and error to get the right amount of epoxy in the tube is the key to a good solid bond for your mosaic components.....I'll add some more pics later, gotta run outside and feed some horse's !
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I never liked the drip method. I have been using a hand pump for draining brake fluid. I think if its drawn up into the tube there is alot less chance to get bubbles trapped in the center. It also seems easier getting epoxy through the smaller openings.[IMG][/IMG]
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Hi we Produce in second Generation and set the highest quality standards in mosaic and logo Pin making since 1996
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