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Old 24-07-2006, 08:07   #1
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Fabricating clevis pins

Doeas anyone see any potential problems with fabricating your own clevis pins out of 1/2" stainless rod. I have a rare toggle clevis pin 1/2" diameter by 3 1/4" length with cotter pin on each side. Its for a toggle on a forestay. Instead of looking for identical pin, does anyone think its a problem to just buy 1/2" stainless rod and make one? Assuming that I drill cotter holes and cut to size, is there anything else to watch out for.
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Old 24-07-2006, 09:00   #2
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Petar,

I'm certainly no expert, but...

I see no reason why your idea shouldn't work - and probably at a fraction of the cost of a "store bought" pin.

Good on ya,

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Old 24-07-2006, 10:21   #3
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Id try to match the material of the clevis bow body.
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Old 24-07-2006, 10:54   #4
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Do you mean stainless steel 316 or other types of stainless?
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When I'm ready to rerig I'll be doing this too. Store bought clevis pins are way too high priced.
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Old 24-07-2006, 11:44   #6
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A great forum for rigging questions like this is hosted by Brion Toss. Lots of sophisticated rigging expertise and good solid advice. http://www.briontoss.com/spartalk/

No commercial attachment with me, just a good forum for advice in my experience.
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Yes you can make your own pins. Easy and cheap. I made many of my own pins and have made them in all sorts of configerations. From machined with a head on one end, to pins each end. Way way cheaper than buying pins.
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