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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
That all sounds good but not sure why you need to heat the pipe. You can take any metal tubing and sharpen the end a bit ( a bench grinder does it quickly) Use a phone book under the leather and whack it with your hammer. A 6 inch long piece of tubing is more than enough.

I would try to find a metal tube that was just a bit smaller than the hole you want so when you insert your backrest pipe? it seals around it well. ... I am guessing that is why you need the hole?

Can't you just shorten the rest?

I'm not sure why.. that's jsut teh way my grandpa showed me, lol..

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