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Old 12-12-2018, 05:47 PM
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The easiest way to do it is to roll it smaller and then drift it to the proper size..

Tuck the very end in first ( start the rolling process at the very tip with over rolling it).. Ideally putting a longish taper so the hinge is wrapped vs butted..

Use a drift the same size as the pin or just a smidge larger.. When I need a drift for this kind of thing, I just use the stock I'm making the pin from and as soon as you forge the taper it will make it just a tad larger behind the taper..

I have a video online showing the process somewhere..

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