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Old 06-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I am trying to locate teak finger pulls with a 1" OD but no luck. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Google search for "1" teak finger pulls"on the net turns up lots of hits.
West Marine sell them.
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WHITECAP 1" Teak Finger Pull at West Marine
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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Problem is, the 1" is depth, not OD(see pic). I even called Whitecap but no luck.
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Problem is, the 1" is depth, not OD(see pic). I even called Whitecap but no luck.
Have you tried H & L Marine Woodwork? I think they are in Compton, CA. They are great to work with on custom stuff. If they don't have them, they would probably make them.
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Hi Forklift, Have you measured those Whitecap pulls? I think they are designed to fit into 1" ID holes. The label says they have an OD of 1-1/4" but I think that is refering to the OD of the flange. Maybe I'm confused, as usual.
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Thanks for the responses guys. They are 1 1/4" OD and I don't have room to fit the extra 1/4". I sure would think it would be everyday stuff from a Taiwan yard. I will give H and L a call, but was sure hoping not to have custom made.
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Don, Sad story. I got an answer at H and L but the lady told me they were shutting down and offered no help.
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Don, Sad story. I got an answer at H and L but the lady told me they were shutting down and offered no help.
Man, that's a sad state of affairs. I have been dealing with them since back in the 70s or 80s. They did alot of custom lourver teak doors for me. I've never had a problem with their work. Good people.

I have had a couple of others do some. I'll try to look back in the files to see if they can be found.

Bummer!!!!
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They look like they may be relatively easy to make. start with a block of teak of appropriate thickness. use a hole saw of appropriate size in a drill press, drill the O.D. of the flange to about 3/8" deep. drill the pilot hole thru the block. Turn the block over and drill the O.D. of the barrel to about 1/4' of the other side. Turn over again and drill the flange O.D. thru the block. Remove the slug (finger pull) from the hole saw. then drill the I.D. with another hole saw of appropriate Diameter. Finish by sawing the O.D. of the flange to the O.D. of the barrel and rotating around until sawed all the way around. Not the easiest thing in the world but not too hard either. All you need is a drill press, three appropriate size hole saws. a drill press vise, and a saw. after thinking about it, it may be better to drill the finger I.D. right after the flange O.D. and before drilling the barrel O.D. Oh the fun that can be had with tools.

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OK, Steve, one more try.

Teak Finger Pulls : Teakworks4u

Click on the barrel size. They have 5/8 and 1"
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Don, that may be them. I sent an email to find out. If its not, I may attempt Cap'n Craig's suggestion!
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Update. Problem solved

Hey guys, after running an ad on Craigslist for someone to cut these down with a wood lathe, and getting no results, I went a new route. Baton Rouge recently had a third generation hydraulic repair shop close down due to health reasons and I was able to purchase a Craftsman/ Atlas 12 x 36 metal lathe (1985 vintage) from the liquidation. A few missing parts purchased on eBay and I'm in business! I turned down a mandrel with a piece of oak round rod for a light press fit and then slipped the ginger pulls on and cut to the needed diameter. Had a blast cutting them too
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Hey guys, after running an ad on Craigslist for someone to cut these down with a wood lathe, and getting no results, I went a new route. Baton Rouge recently had a third generation hydraulic repair shop close down due to health reasons and I was able to purchase a Craftsman/ Atlas 12 x 36 metal lathe (1985 vintage) from the liquidation. A few missing parts purchased on eBay and I'm in business! I turned down a mandrel with a piece of oak round rod for a light press fit and then slipped the ginger pulls on and cut to the needed diameter. Had a blast cutting them too
Probably the most expensive finger pull you'll ever purchase.
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Forkliftt,I would love to have that lathe . I was a machinist for 20 years in Memphis . I've got a part being made right now for my new/old windlass.I could make it myself but I don't have a lathe .I would like one of those lathe / milling machine combos. Have fun with it.
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Thanks guys for the kind words.

I'm gonna attempt to post a picture again. Hmmmm. No luck with the iphone 5. It lets me pick off my camera roll but doesn't show in posting? Any have any ideas.
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Another try.

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What??

There's my picture- although a little late.... Bear with me as I try again.
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