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Old 28-04-2010, 05:25 PM
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Superb tutorial sir.

Just wondering about the need to anneal though. Its possible to buy brass soft or half hard isn't it?
Brass can be bought as you say and in many grades. I get my pin stock from B&Q 4mm pins and 6mm tube and I find by the time you have cut the pins flattened the ends deburred them and try fitted them a dozen times they tend to get a bit brittle. I find it easy to anneal the pins, if you don't and a piece breaks off leaving a void in the finished bolster then I would have to take the bolsters off and start again. The first time I bought B&Q brass I did get away with it the first couple of times, when it cracked on me I started annealing and have done it every time since.
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Old 28-04-2010, 05:40 PM
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Ah! Nightmare!

Can't say I've had the problem with brass pins myself but I understand your caution sir!
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Will it be a good idea to countersunk the holes in the brass, before hammering those pins?
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Will it be a good idea to countersunk the holes in the brass, before hammering those pins?
I believe that is what he did.

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Old 30-04-2010, 07:52 PM
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great tutorial! thanks for documenting it.

Its one of those things thats so simple when you see it step by step, but would take about 5 goes to work it out yourself!
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fantastic tutorial may have a bash at it soon nice one
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Great tutorial mate thank's

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Well done tutorial!
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Clear and well written, thanks for taking the time to do it.
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