Thanks Alan and Joshua for the advice. I drew both versions with a pin and wanted to use a pin, but I started to put the cart before the horse. Went to the garage and proceeded to drill the handle and fit a brass pin. The sixth sense said forget the pin use epoxy and all will be fine. I drilled and the edges of the hole on both sides are not clean. There is slight break out. Not terrible but enough for me to kick my own butt around the town a few times. Can I make a new handle? Yes. Will I ? Don't know. I make puukkos by epoxying them together. I had to hammer the hickory handle off one. Well the lesson for today is follow the tried and true game plan and don't change the sequence of steps. Truth be told, I liked it better without the pin.