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
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
Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA
Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk