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    Hi Guy's a quick question please.

    I have a blade, I don't think it's anything special but the scales were broken at the hinge.

    I have removed the scales and have saved the one that isn't broken.

    I am going to order a small jewellers anvil from Amazon for about 35 bucks. It has a small hole at one end which I understand from YouTube vids is great for putting the pin in to hold while I peen the top a bit.

    My question is, how do you stop the pin just pushing through when the top is tapped because before the top starts to mushroom it is simply a rod and the hole in the anvil goes all the way through?

    I expect the solution is very simple but I haven't pinned before so I am kind of going through the process in my mind.

    I probably won't be making scales for my first attempt and I have noticed that I can just get ready made scales although they cost a lot more than the wood pieces.

    If I can't find scales I like and don't just want black or white cos I already have a few of those, I might have a go at making them.

    I'm nothing if not adventurous and all in. The scales are already broken and I have one to use as a template so if I try and I make a right pigs ear of it I don't think I will have lost much except a few bucks and some time, on the plus side it will be a great learning opportunity.
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    I use a upholstery hammer as an anvil. I drilled a small dimple on one side for normal pins and a larger one on other side for domed washers. This keeps pin from traveling and rounds it over after peening with jewellers hammer.

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    I cannot find Toms tutorial thread. Basically I use a drill chuck to hold the pin, and peen one side in the drill chuck, then tape it all tight on the razor, trim and pin the second side.
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    I have a series of dimples in my pinning anvil to keep for damaging the shape of various collar on the already pinned side. Honestly after seeing Tom pin at a meet I have to say that Tom is the master of pinning. Check some of his old posts on the subject.
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    There is an article here: https://shavelibrary.com/w/Un-pinnin...inning_a_razor

    My own method:
    After I cut and filed the bit of rod, I would put everything on the rod in order (washer, scale, inner washer if desired, blade, other inner washer if desired, scale, washer), put the back side of the rod on the "anvil" (even a bit of steel plate works; you only need something harder than the rod, and the rod is quite soft) (you can drill a little dome or not as your prefer), and begin the peen on the top side of the rod just till it'll hold the washer. This usually does not cause the bottom side of the rod to peen at all, but I like to have everything stacked properly just in case it does. Flip it over and start the peen on the other side, then flip back and forth till finished.

    You could also use a chuck or vise to hold the bit of rod while you put on the first peen if you prefer, but I didn't have a handy way to do so at my workbench, so I use the method above.
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    The holes in my jewellers anvil are fluted meaning one end is larger than the other.
    Getting the peen done in one may take some effort to get it out.

    I use the same method as Res with an old drill chuck.
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    The drill chuck is best that I have found but a vice works well if needed for the first peen.

    The dimple can be in anything harder than your pin material. Various dimple sizes are nice.

    I now use a vice but have used a gear box frame that also worked well.

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    drill chuck for me too.
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    Here's a post about how I do it.

    https://sharprazorpalace.com/worksho...ml#post1877599
    The one thing I don't show is that I drilled a 1/16" hole in the block just deep enough to leave a little extra above the collar and let.the pin fall to the bottom, clip off close to the top of the collar and peen with the other end bottomed out in the hole. I then flip it over, put the domed side in the divot and clip the tiny bit of extra off before peening the other side.
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    My anvil and chuck.
    Make your own.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    My anvil and chuck.
    Make your own.
    I like that a lot

    I wonder where I can find a little piece of railway line around here?

    Is your chuck just placed on the track or fixed permenantly.
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