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I need a good way to very closely bind two strips of metal at a point.? Answered

I saw and tested https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sharpen-a-knife-with-a-nail-clipper-2/

It works amazingly well, as long as you don't mind a few scratches on the blade.  I like it but a nail clipper is way too small for a couple of my knives,  (chef's knife, buck knife,  etc.)  I'd like to imitate the effect using a piece of steel I have.  What would be the best way to attach the pieces together?  I considered a pop rivet but I don't know it would stand up to much use or be tight enough.


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.Unknown.Best Answer (author)2011-06-11

A few ideas;
Can you weld? Go for that.
Solder, which would work alright on steel. It's not exactly the strongest of choices though.
Glues like 2 part epoxy will not last for long, obviously, but you can reapply and it's (reasonably) quick & easy.

A pop rivet would still probably be a better choice, though...

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alexhalford (author)2011-06-11

Spot welding.
There are a few instructables on making a spot welder, but if you only need to weld this one thing, it may be easier to find someone who owns one (a mechanic, maybe...).

Cheers, Alex.

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Quercus austrina (author)2011-06-11

Try: bolt, washers, lock washer and nut. This has worked for a very long time.


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rickharris (author)2011-06-11

Actually for the price they are it's far better to buy a knife sharpener that works in the same way but has carbide blades. this is the one I have from Amazon and I have never had such sharp cooking knives/ Also works with all other blades as well.

£9.25 in the UK. Worth every penny.

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