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Pintles for hinges

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I have a job to make 15 primitive strap hinges and pintles.

The hinges are 16"x2" with a simple fish-tail fineal. I'm nearly done with them. I'll post some pics when I'm finished.

Anyhow, I need to make some pintles like this:

Colonial Pintle

The picture is a dug artifact, and the spike is bent... mine will be straight.

I've got a couple things in mind, but I wanted to run it past you all before I got started. Again, I've got 15 to do, and time is money, so I am looking for the most efficient process I can come up with. The hinge part will be 1/2", the spike needs to be about 4".

Thanks in advance,


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You'll probably want a monkey tool to dress the pin/spike transition. For square ones it's easy since you can just pick up a cheap deep walled socket of the appropriate "drive" size at the fleamarket. For round you may need to drill a piece of stock and slip the pin in and drive from below on the spike to dress the transition.

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