|Inserting the steel pivot pin|
I've made brass fillet washers for the pivot screw and for all the finger clamp screws as well. I like the addition of the brass with the bronze/stainless color and they spread out the stresses. You can design whatever you'd like here. I chose to make the fillet washer .175 thick for easy finger access to the clamp screw to spin it on and off once its loosened.
|View of the pivot pin slightly recessed from back surface with screw and fillet washer|
|Top securing screw and fillet washer in place|
|Frame top pivoted open|