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Need some pointers on setting pins into frames. I tried my best with what I had to pre cut them to size. I also misjudged the angle on the fork pins going into the frame so that's why I put one in the middle. And I decided to do this after I sealed it 馃槀. It was my first time messing with them and the wood grain direction left me no choice. Overall I'm happy with it.
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Looks ok for a 1st time effort!

In knife making I tend to peen pin ends (no glue) when working with tight grained woods. That said, I would definitely use epoxy with the pins for strength the way you've pinned it. Drill & pin diameters are important when you are looking to strengthen the wooden stress structure, for this I would use pins (e.g. dowel pins?) that are a reasonably tight (sliding, no wobble) fit when gluing. It defeats the purpose if your pin has too much clearance (oversized hole) & relies solely on the glue setting for stability.

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Thanks man it was definitely a spur of the moment type of thing and I only spent about 20 minutes on it total. One thing that came out correctly was how the pins fit into the hole I had to put a lot of my body weight on the frame to shove those pens through the holes I don't think they're going to go anywhere lol next time I'll set them before I get into my sanding.
 

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If you take a hand planer and a piece of oak you can plane off a paper thin shaving of oak and glue it on over the pin ends and with a bit of sanding you will never know there were pins in it.
Nice thinking is it pretty durable?
 

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I coat both sides in CA glue and lay them on there and try to match the grain as best as I can and I have never had an issue with them coming off or anything. I also finish my slingshots in a couple coats of superglue and that works really well.
 

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I coat both sides in CA glue and lay them on there and try to match the grain as best as I can and I have never had an issue with them coming off or anything. I also finish my slingshots in a couple coats of superglue and that works really well.
Right on I'll have to look into that thank you!
 
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