12-27-2014, 06:55 PM
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  • SRNewb
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  • No. Va, USA
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I'm looking to purchase washers from Microfasteners.com. I know that the washers on the outside are usually #0, but what size are the inner washers? Also, all the #0 washers listed state they are flat washers, but I know that the washers used for straights are usually flat on one side, but have a rounded edge on the other that usually faces out. Is there a particular #0 washer I need? Anyone got a link to the proper ones on their site?
Thanks.

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 12-28-2014, 07:33 AM
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  • gijames
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Great questions Mike!
I too will be waiting for the answers

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 12-28-2014, 04:54 PM
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  • geezer
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Micro-fasteners is good!
I make my own washers for the inside from "Flat Washers."
They just need flattening. Hit them with a hammer on a heavy flat steel surface.
Brass flat washers
or
Amazon
Or:
get a punch set from Harbor Freight and make your own from shim stock of brass or steel.
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Experiment, I did, and have forgotten most of my sources, because I made tools and bought washers by hundreds..
Good luck,
~Richard

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 12-31-2014, 02:52 PM
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  • Kavik79
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I don't want to derail this if the OP isn't interested in making his own....but I like the idea of buying a punch set if you plan to do more than just a couple

Can you clarify what you're looking for in the "rounded on one side"?
Most "flat washers" I've seen have a slightly rounded edge on the side where the punch went in. I've only seen some, usually much more expensive, where they took an extra step to grind the top half back to truly being flat, or milled them instead of punching them during manufacturing.
So if all you're looking for is a slightly smooth beveled edge you should be fine with most "flat washers".

If you're talking domed washers, with a more extreme curve on the surface, that's another matter. You could make your own from flat washers and a dapping block (or a home made version of one for much cheaper), then add smaller washers under the dome to keep them from getting crushed when you peen the pin. Or for a more complicated (but sturdier) solution, google "solid domed washers" and you'll find a few how-to threads on....those other forums Blush

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 12-31-2014, 03:17 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Daryl, and everyone else, thanks. I got help on another forum from someone who restores straights professionally. I'll post his links here for everyone else's benefit.

Inside washers
http://www.microfasteners.com/fwbw0-0-wi...brass.html

Brass:

http://www.microfasteners.com/fwb0-0-fla...brass.html

http://www.microfasteners.com/fwbw0-0-wi...brass.html

Stainless
http://www.microfasteners.com/fws00-0-fl...nless.html

http://www.microfasteners.com/fwss0-0-na...-.017.html

Hopefully this will be of help to others.

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 12-31-2014, 09:55 PM
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  • Kavik79
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Nice of you to share the links

and there you have it, 100 of each size for less than the price of a decent punch set! lol

(Less fun though Tongue)

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