After consideration, I decided to glue using PVA glue. For several reasons - cyanoacrylate glue, even gel, binds very fastly, and I was afraid that the pin will be fastened sooner than it enters fully, on its full depth. The second reason is that once the cyanoacrylate glue is binded is gets very fragile and the junction may crack even at a slight bend. PVA glue is more flexible even after drying, and if there are few gashes on the pin it will hold tightly and more so as the binding time is long enough it allows to put the piece right in place. There’s only one thing bothering me - how much time does it take to bind inside the wood? Perhaps it would be better if i heat up the place where the pin is set?
Hi Aleksandr, I am using the same technique (metal pin between wood) for all my mast\spars bowsprit. I also use PVA as the main glue but...I use CA as the vise: i put few drops just on the ends and once I press everything together CA holds and act as the vise\clamp.
While working on the installation of riggings, I made the flag and pennant.
Taking my wife’s advice I bought a rayon of three different colors, instead of using the dye, luckily it’s not the British flag, so I glued the rayons together, just like the sails.
I made it in two variations.