Adventures in Lutherie #5: Peg reamer and peg shaver

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 11-18-2016 08:41 PM 3473 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[Above] Always trying to do things on the cheap, made a peg hole reamer using a rat tail file. I broke most of the tang off and inserted it into a hole drilled in a piece of flat steel. I glued it together using JB Weld and it’s held up so far with no problems. To use it I drill a pilot hole at 3/16 inch and ream it out to the largest diameter on the tapered file which 1/4 inch. You have to twist the reamer in the direction that will try to force it out of the hole, otherwise it tries to draw itself in and that would just split the peg hole open.

[Above] A fellow Lumber Jock led me to a video showing how to make a DIY peg shaver. It works great and will make my life easier the next time I make tuning pegs. Here’s the video [link].

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 11-19-2016 05:01 AM

Double Thumbs Up!!

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 01:58 AM


-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 02:00 AM

When I go to make pegs for the banjo (future project) this will be VERY nice!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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