Customs: Where can I get pins?

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  1. ubertenorman

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    hi, I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get metal pins for my customs? I’d rather not modify nails or something like that. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
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    King Glurch You're a fool, Starscream!

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    I looked a while ago and you can buy some on eBay and on aliexpress I think.
     
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    Do you know what I should search for to find them?
     
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    I think I searched "metal pin" and found the results.
     
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    Metal dowel pins. You can find them on Amazon. 1mm are good for small joints like fingers (I mean like a whole hand flipper but they'd work for individual fingers if you're that ambitious). 2mm are about as thick as you'll ever want them - for heavier joints that need to take more of a beating. 1.5mm for in between.

    Here's the 1mm pins
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008...g_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F2KCVYNXCANF1G5YB8KT

    Here's the 1.5mm pins.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008...g_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=P7TKNBC901FSA0KG7HYV

    And the 2mm pins
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B...g_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7VA3MPSTMGZW7V3HNP2X


    Comes in a pack of 100 which should last you a good while. Unfortunately they're not knurled so you'll probably want to hit one end of the pin with super glue when you install it.

    You'll need some wire cutters to cut them down to size. I also use a small torch to heat the pins so I can push them into plastic. Easier than drilling and makes a tighter fit.

    [Edit] Also, if you need something longer for like a sliding joint or something, RC car axle rods come in 2mm thickness and are like 10cm long which should be longer than you'll ever need.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B072...g_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=K5VW3SPWXX3FYM62SJHV
     
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