Pin & Hole Sizing - What method do you use?

chrisstaniar

Well-Known Member
The number one piece of advice for mosaic pins is DO NOT OVERHEAT THEM!. If you do you can discolor the epoxy or worse weaken it and then stuff falls out. I grind/shape my handles almost to the final thickness and then glue in the pins. Also be careful using the 36 or 60 grit belts. They can "move stuff around" when they grind and then the designs are messed up.

A word on gluing, rough up the pins and even a little on the inside of the holes. It will give the epoxy a good grip
 
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