New handle for ferro rod

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New handle for ferro rod

Post by Hildreth_8404 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:20 pm

Had a cheap ferro rod that lost its handle and have been trying to hold the end as I use it. I don't have huge hands but it didn't leave much to strike with it in my hand. I had an old antler shed lying around and figured I'd cut off a piece for a new handle.

Super straight forward process:
I just cut off a piece that felt good in my hand and then clamped it to my work table. Using an awl, I made a divot as a starting point for my drill bit and then using calipers figured out what drill bit was closest. Drilled a hole and then used extra strength super glue to set it in place. Went over the whole thing with 220 and then 400 grit sand paper and here's how it turned outImage

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Re: New handle for ferro rod

Post by BigJesse » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:32 pm

Looks good. I love these quick DIYs. Just a 10 minute project to make a boring piece of gear your own.

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Re: New handle for ferro rod

Post by DBX » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:00 am

Nice work!
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