TRACK PINS

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Graham Ord
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TRACK PINS

Post by Graham Ord » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:07 pm

Has anyone tried the following picture method of making track pins by rivetting over the inner end?
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Post by Pierluigi Patri » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:02 pm

How is the work going on track pins?
Is the work showed in the picture feasible?
Have a good job, Graham.

P.S. I'm sorry but I can not give you any suggestion
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Post by Graham Ord » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:41 pm

Hi Pierluigi
I have turned the pins with a 2.3mm dia x 1.75long spigot, made the collars 5 mm dia x 2.3mm bore by 1mm thick and swaged them on which prooved to be quite easy using a fixed steady roller held at a slight angle and just pressing it on the end of the spigot of the pin with the chuck doing about 400rpm. Unfortunately I cannot get a good picture of the swaged end as my camera is not good at close ups but the method produces a good finish and secure collar @ about 30seconds each pin. I have to drill the split pin holes yet.
IMG]http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49 ... collar.jpg[/IMG]
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Post by Graham Ord » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:44 pm

try again

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