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#1 posted 05-04-2012 05:00 PM

I think gluing the pins is indeed a bad idea. First, the down-side. you REALLY don’t want that glue binding up the pin as you drive it. For a drawbore to do its magic, you want it to be kinda hard for it to work its way around that bend. How hard? Not quite so hard that you break the pin. Any extra resistance is bad as it’ll increase the chances you break the pin. Now, for the up-side…. here’s the real issue. There’s no up-side to gluing that pin. There is no force present that will work the pin free. The pin never experiences any force along its length, so the glue would serve no purpose except to make it harder for you to assemble and repair.

Wax is the way to go.

-- -Michael

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