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Old 01-12-2018, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Years ago the pins were made of a hardwood, probably maple. Today I believe they are all hard plastic, maybe with a wood core WiKi might tell you.

In any case, what might be interesting if you can find some old wood pins, would be to soak them in a dye, maybe colored cactus juice or something very viscous. The bruised areas of the pin will absorb more colorant than the non/less bruised parts. Might introduce some interesting effects.

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