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269185 Kirk Eppler 2019‑09‑10 Re: Repairing a Krenovian smoother
‘‘Twas my thought, but some people like the clear sides without the pin
showing.  I am too afraid I can’t drill that accurately.

Kirk

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 1:09 PM Don Schwartz  wrote:

> Kirk et al
>
> It strikes me these approaches may be overkill. I would first consider
> simply drilling the cocobolo out and replacing it with something more
> resistant to rupture - Verawood aka Argentine Lignum Vitae for instance.
> And practice less aggression on setting the wedge. ;-)
>
> As well, I wonder whether it might be possible to redrill the sides and
> install a pin with a larger diameter. Even a small increase in size
> should give a considerable increase in strength.
>
> FWIW
> Don
>
>
> On 2019-09-10 12:07 p.m., Kirk Eppler via OldTools wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 9:36 AM Gmail  wrote:
> >
> >> Some years back I built a laminated Krenov style smoother from a block
> of
> >> sycamore, with a cocobolo cross pin. Somewhere along the way I must have
> >> been a little too aggressive setting the wedge, and one of the ends of
> the
> >> pin has snapped.
> >
> > Having never done this before, this is purely a guess.
> >
> > (My kit has a metal pin, so I would drill through and just replace
> cocobolo
> > entirely.)
> >
> > But onto a solution which may work.  Instead of spring loading your pin,
> > you can cut a groove into one cheek, in the non load bearing direction.
> > This will allow you to install it from the blade side, and it will press
> > into the solid portion when stressed by the wedge.  You may need to make
> > the other side a groove, or just an oval to allow the pin to pivot on its
> > way in.
> >
> > Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA
> >
> >
> --
> Enough protectionist cr@p... BUY CANADIAN. - I said that.
>
> “Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling
> drunk on petroleum.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
>
> “Nature does not care for your opinion.” Robin Coope
>
> “You never know who's swimming naked until the tide goes out.”—Warren
> Buffet
>
> You are already naked. There is no reason to not follow your heart. -
> Steve Jobs
>
> --
Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk

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