Re: Everything has a name


dennyanspach <danspach@...>
 

"Drift pins", as commonly used in wood boatbuilding are not tapered, but are long straight rods -silicon bronze or galvanized steel-, with or without heads, that are driven in to predrilled holes primarily to keep two pieces of wood strongly aligned. Of course, when the holes are long and tight enough, the drift pins also can and do very much function as very big nails.

I also use "drift pins" -commonly, the clipped-off ends of wire grabs, etc.- in predrilled holes all the time in modeling to secure small parts in place and in alignment while cement dries (or doesn't).

Denny

Denny S. Anspach MD
Sacramento

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