Because sometimes, even slow-setting epoxy isn’t good enough.
I originally tried epoxy only – but both handles fell apart in a couple of months. The solution (hopefully): epoxy one side in place, drill through, epoxy the other side on, drill back through the first hole. Cut a 3/16″ brass rod to length, add more epoxy to the hole, tap through. Let it set, file to length, and mushroom the pins with a hammer. Refinish. If that doesn’t work… well, I guess I’ll switch to commercial rivets (not my first choice). Time will tell.
Only real problem so far is that the laminated handle is clearly not centered, and the rivets highlight that. Lessons for next time.
I really need more days off. Today brought to you by Diana Krall’s “All For You” and “Turn Up the Quiet”.