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    Default Pre heading brass rod

    Does any one have a diagram or picture of a tool to pre-head 1/16" brass rod. I have trouble using 1/16" rod for pins.

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    A jeweler's peen hammer.

    You could run with an idea I've thought about but have not had time to pursue:

    Nail sets come in different sizes. Depending on the quality of the nail set, the concave dome on some nails sets is nice and smooth while others seem pretty rough and conical rather than domed.

    I'd find a good sized nail set with a diameter dome you'd prefer for preheading a brass pin, cut the nail set down in length to make a drill bit and use that on low speed in a press or even a handheld drill.

    I'd still like to make such a thing and play around with it, but again, too many ideas and not enough time. Can someone figure out how I can retire at age 40?

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    I made a jig of sorts. I drilled a ~1/16" hiole in the aluminum, I then thread the brass rod trhough there, add a washer, and peen until I get a nich dome on there.

    I then remove the rod from the jig and thread it into the razor I will be peening it into. Thus I already have one side done before I even touch the razor.

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    Default Pre heading

    I see I tried that without the washer and could not remove the pin from the block. I will get a thicker block so I can have a 3/4" deep blind hole.

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    It takes about 10 very, very light taps to peen the rod enough to hold tight on a #0 washer thats it... If you look in the Forum sticky there is a step by step guide with pics on how to do this, I use a vice to hold the rod but even just pliers will do....

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/works...e-pinning.html

    Then you can do like Seraphim says and put one side of the razor together....

    You really don't have to make a perfect head to hold the rod, you perfect the peen and tighten the peen after both sides are locked in...


    In reference to your above post about using a pinning block, they work just fine but are actually way slower and not as easy as the above method
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    Default Early Retirement

    Cris the best way is to make a small fortune in aviation.

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    Nifty, but I always buy them
    Messing-Pins(brass)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0livia View Post
    Nifty, but I always buy them
    Messing-Pins(brass)

    So Olivia, How much does he sell his pins for? They look real pretty.
    PM me if you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jreiter22 View Post
    Cris the best way is to make a small fortune in aviation.
    Ok, but I'm thirty nine right now.

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    Bill I will, as soon as my new set arrives.
    At the moment I don't remember but I just reordered.

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