Where to find Mini Screw eyes?
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:51 AM
Hi Guys...I am looking for some micro eye screws...I have seen in some catalog that they have the 1/4inch ones...but the eye is still kinda big...I am looking for something with a tiny eye and with a thread lenght of around 4 or 5mm long...does anyone know where I can find some? I saw some tiny ones at Micromark catalog but they don't have threads on them...more like a tiny nail...
Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:37 PM
Get a Janns netcraft catalog.They have the largest selection of eye screws I've seen..They'll have what you are looking for..Nathan
Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:13 PM
Hey thanks...I got all the catalogs though...I have Janns, Barlows, Stamina...but they are all the big ones...I am looking for super micro ones...the O.D of the eye I need it to be around 2-3mm...I am wondering if such a size even exists...lol...
Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:17 PM
yes they do exist, I dont have a supplier, but I imagine if you take the time to wade thru the net searching for screw eyes in craft/ jewelery supply outlets you may find something
Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:14 AM
You could make them with 22 or 24 ga ss wire and a coat hanger. The wire is thinner than screws so split rings are easy to attach.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:20 AM
Hi. I don't know if you're still interested in finding this item, but I think I have exactly what you're describing and can help you. Holler back if!
Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:13 AM
Contact me I have been trying to find a way to make my own
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:41 PM
I've used sst cotter keys and spinnerbait wire pins for hinging small jointed baits.
With those baits, I only had a hook hanger in the first section, so there was no real strain on the hinge connections.
But I wasn't able to remove the cotter pins, which had their tag ends folded back to make V shapes, once I'd glued them into the holes I had drilled.
I used a .072 sst screw eye for the line tie, and a swivel for the hook hanger, because it was shorter and lighter than the screw eye.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:05 PM
Here's a link to a thread about making barrel twist hook hangers and line ties. Click on the link in one of Vodkamans replies and it will carry you to a video he made showing how he manually makes them. I think it's the 7'th post from the top.