If you guys need pins, look at Guitar Bridge Pins sets. I got 6 of the bridge pins, plus a huge End pin for like $6-$6.50, including Ebony with MOP inset and Rosewood with Abalone inset. The plain ones w/o insets are a little cheaper. Grizzly is where I got mine from and they even have a reamer to ream the holes so they fit the taper. I used a 3/16" drill to drill the hole for the pin, then reamed it.
looks good!!! great for a first try! I like the friction fit personally it saves me the hassle of trying to find a new pin after I lose the first one and the second one, and after probably choking on the third one (jk) hahaha but I cant imagine hollowing out one that seems really difficult!!