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I'd like to play around with making my own game dials, such as those in King of Tokyo, but I'm not sure what is best to use for fasteners. In larger board games it won't matter much, but I have a couple of projects where keeping the dials as thin as possible will be essential. So, what I can use as a fastener for the dials that won't add a lot of thickness?

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Paper rivets are what are typically used, similar to these.

http://www.hang-shop.com/uk/rivets/rivets.php

You can probably find them at a scrapbooking area in a craft store.
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Ah, that's what they're called, thanks!
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I use what I grew up referring to as split pins, but appear to now be call brass fasteners.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_fasteners

Not to be confused with bra fasteners.
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You might want a sex bolt, also known as a Chicago screw.

I didn't make those names up but they remind me of the joke about someone arriving in Boston (known for its seafood) and asking their taxi driver where they can get scrod.
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KAndrw wrote:
I use what I grew up referring to as split pins, but appear to now be call brass fasteners.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_fasteners

Not to be confused with bra fasteners.


Hey, it's plural. You should be able to fasten more than one bra whistle
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I tried this several years ago with PotR (pictured below) and am in the process of making some combat wheels for Dune. I used grommets from a badminton racquet as they are cheap and don't cause the wheels to wobble and mis-align when rotated as brass fasteners can if the hole is slightly too big. They come in a range of colours and can be cut to the right length and then melted flat with a heated screwdriver. The backs may look a bit messy though. I'd like to find some two part plastic grommets such as the ones used in El Grande or Maharaja or card clocks as used in primary schools if anyone can provide a link.

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Those are pretty nice!
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Paper binding screws.
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