brass rod for wodden plane pin

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Forum topic by mnorusis posted 02-02-2010 07:01 PM 1251 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2010 07:01 PM

I’m working my way towards making my first wooden hand plane.

For those of you who have done this and used a brass rod for the wedge pin instead of wood, how do you set the pin? IOW, what keeps it in place? Do you glue it in? Or just make it really tight?

I’m kind of at a loss..


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#1 posted 02-03-2010 07:41 AM

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 07:57 AM

I used a brass rod and used a wood wedge.

Is that what you mean?

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 08:30 AM

Drill tight hole (slightly undersize) apply thin 2part epoxy, hammer the pin on both ends, it swells.

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#4 posted 02-15-2010 03:31 PM


Yes, that’s exactly what I mean! (that looks amazing btw…)

Did you epoxy the brass pin in like woodworm suggests?


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