So just a quick note here about blocking pins. Our instructor has two varieties that she’s purchased.
The ones on the left are actually meant as blocking pins – they have the red cap and a short pin. The ones on the right are aluminum push pins and are the silver push pins with the really long pin.
Although the red ones are sold as blocking pins, the instructor recommends the silver ones, just because the pins themselves are longer, and the ‘push’ part is easier to take out of a block.
I just wanted to do a quick post on this to remind myself, in case I’m ever looking for more pins! In our class supplies we got the silver ones to work with.