Getting ready for the big squeeze!
I prepin one scale and let the pins extend a little more than the thickness of the tang. This helps in aligning the two scales when the epoxy is on. I keep a mallet and piece of hardwood handy for getting the pins through. I also wipe eerything down with acetone before expoxy touches anything.
A few clamps usually does the trick. I have some vise-grip type with leather inserts in the jaws so they aren't so hard on the wood. Ratchet clamps work great too.
Basic shaping with the belt sander.
The mosaic pins are going to look good.