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hollow bolt handle
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 Posted: Sun Jan 8th, 2017 01:34 PM
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Can my existing bolt handle be hollowed out? I was thinking drilling, maybe have a smith do it first.



 Posted: Sun Jan 8th, 2017 04:28 PM
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Probably can be.. may save 1 ounce of weight.
Not something I would pay to have done though.
That little weight savings would not help me at all.

My butt is too big and I could loose weight and make a bigger difference :)



 Posted: Sun Jan 8th, 2017 04:32 PM
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Bear, I guess it would depend on just how hard a bolt handle is and if you have a good drill press coupled with a good drill vise. I'd be hesitant to do it on my press as it has a bit of run out. RD



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 Posted: Sun Jan 8th, 2017 04:44 PM
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Would do it just for ethics. Weight isn't a problem. I sort of like jeweled bolts and hollow handles.

If there was a jig or fixture, I'd probable do 7-8 bolts.

If tough, then I'd get a smith to do it.



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Consider whether the material will stand it. Some steels ain't so awful strong when it's too thin as might be the case if you get close to the wall.



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