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269187 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2019‑09‑11 Re: Repairing a Krenovian smoother
Interesting point. Is it easier to make a good fit of a steel rods and 
possibly springs into a broken wooden pin or to install a new pin and 
maybe make or fettle a wedge?
I expect it might depend on your tools and skill-set. Are more tools in 
order?

To go back a bit, how can a well-fitting wedge break a well-sized and 
fitted pin on one side only, when both pieces are quite tightly 
constrained in a small space?

Just wondering...
Don


On 2019-09-10 9:39 p.m., Chuck Taylor wrote:
> Marc and other Gentle Galoots,
>
> If you simply reinforce the existing pin with a metal rod, then you won't need
to do anything to the wedge. If, however, you replace the pin, you may have to
replace or at least fettle the wedge as well.
>
> Cheers,
> Chuck Taylor
> north of Seattle
> who loves his Krenovian smoother
>
> ============
>
>   On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 1:28:21 PM PDT, Don Schwartz 
wrote:
>
> 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
>

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