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Teardrop fiddle build #12: Reaming the peg holes

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-29-2020 01:18 PM 330 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tuning peg holes are tapered and have to be reamed out. The taper matches the peg shaper which is a pencil sharpener-like device.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-29-2020 01:25 PM

I wondered about that. You used a pre-assembled neck, right? I wasn’t sure if the peg holes were standardized enough that they’d be pre-reamed for you. Or if necks like that were sold with matched pegs…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 03-29-2020 02:06 PM


I wondered about that. You used a pre-assembled neck, right? I wasn’t sure if the peg holes were standardized enough that they’d be pre-reamed for you. Or if necks like that were sold with matched pegs…

- Dave Polaschek

Yes. Part of the reason for this build is because I accidentally acquired the neck. A neck such as this will usually come with 1/4 inch pilot holes. These must be reamed to a proper taper.

Not all new violin pegs are the same diameter either. Sometimes they need to be shaped to a smaller diameter. The tuning pegs I have, which are from the last kit fiddle I made, are okay and I’ll just leaved them alone.

I didn’t use the pegs on my last kit fiddle because I put geared banjo tuners on it instead.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 03-29-2020 02:48 PM

Looking good so far. It’s nice to have something to do during this shut in, something to keep you from going stir crazy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 03-29-2020 02:56 PM



Looking good so far. It s nice to have something to do during this shut in, something to keep you from going stir crazy.

- Oldtool

And that is one reason I’m posting once a day. Just trying to help.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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