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    Question Help removing tang pins.

    I want to do my first resto on this Tree Boker and as i look at the tang where the MOP pieces attach to the tang I am wondering how am i going to do it ???

    First just removing the MOP inserts looks like a challenge and I have no idea what to do to put them back on.

    I want to resto the blade using the tumbler method to try and save the etching on the blade.

    Anyone done this before .... >?

    advice or tips
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    I'm assuming the pin heads are going a bit above the MOP. In that case, the procedure is the same as for a pivot pin.. Tape over, dremel the head, push it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiReSTaRT View Post
    I'm assuming the pin heads are going a bit above the MOP. In that case, the procedure is the same as for a pivot pin.. Tape over, dremel the head, push it out.

    They are flush and if you look close you can see there are 3 of them holding it on ....

    I am wondering what would happen if I unpin the blade from the scales and try using the tumbler to clean up the blade... not sure how the MOP would react to that. I just dont see how I would replace those 3 tiny pins that are holding it on.

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    The resolution wasn't too hot so I couldn't make an exact call. I'd avoid using the tumbler and just forget about the etching.

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    I've completed several knife restorations using a tumbler. With a knife, you don't have the opportunity to remove the blade in most cases, so the whole of the knife goes into the tumbler. With my experience, I have not seen any damage or change to celluloid, plastic, or bone bolsters on the knives which I've placed in my tumbler (each for at least 72 hours of tumbling).

    That said, you'd be testing new waters by placing the MOP tang into the tumbler and we'd want you to publish your results!

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    Whats a tumbler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorbrucio View Post
    Whats a tumbler?

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/works...mentation.html

    a very interseting and successful way to resto a blade

    GREAT read !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthdawn View Post
    http://straightrazorpalace.com/works...mentation.html

    a very interseting and successful way to resto a blade

    GREAT read !

    Hey thanks for that. What a great thread! It is exactly why I love coming here. This is the centre of the manhood universe. Fixing things, making things and using deadly instuments to acheive daily chores that ultimately can be done 1,000,000 times safer!


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    Default Tang Pins

    Some thoughts:
    Tang pins seem to have a center punch set on them, the peen is actually done from the inside with a needle punch...Or with some type of cupped set punch, perhaps similar to a nail set...
    They would have to be drilled out and re-done....
    I have one coming on to the bench this week, so I will let you know what I end up doing, but I don't see taking those pins out and re-doing them, I do have an old chipped blade razor that has tang inserts so I might try it on there to see how it goes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorbrucio View Post
    Hey thanks for that. What a great thread! It is exactly why I love coming here. This is the centre of the manhood universe. Fixing things, making things and using deadly instuments to acheive daily chores that ultimately can be done 1,000,000 times safer!

    I know ... I have read that thread about 10 times now lol..

    and i couldent agree more, this place is loaded with so much information and great threads with ideas that make it near impossible to not want to try a reso yourself !

    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Some thoughts:
    Tang pins seem to have a center punch set on them, the peen is actually done from the inside with a needle punch...Or with some type of cupped set punch, perhaps similar to a nail set...
    They would have to be drilled out and re-done....
    I have one coming on to the bench this week, so I will let you know what I end up doing, but I don't see taking those pins out and re-doing them, I do have an old chipped blade razor that has tang inserts so I might try it on there to see how it goes....
    cool... I have already given up on taking those pins out. They are flush in there and making new inserts is definatly beyond my doing should i screw up or if it turns out they are not removable without killing those inserts.
    Ill be dropping that blade in the tumbler at the beggining of next week. Using the tumbler became a needed project as I wanted to resto this blade without killing the etching. So I will update and let you know how it goes as well since its going in with those inserts on

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