‘‘Twas my thought, but some people like the clear sides without the pin
showing. I am too afraid I can’t drill that accurately.
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.
> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> > 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
> 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