Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'peg'

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Handy tools #17: Mini marking square

12-30-2021 04:54 PM by Dave Polaschek | 12 comments »

Building drawer boxes, I’m working on small dovetails on relatively thin stock. I don’t need a big square for marking lines, and given how cluttered my bench is at the moment, a small square seemed like a good thing to have. I took a scrap of sycamore and planed it so the sides were flat and parallel. Then I cut a slightly oversized dado in one of the pieces, glued a cross piece in, pegged it with a piece of bamboo skewer, and made sure it was actually square. Looks c...

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Building something like a bass viol #5: Peg Prototype

08-27-2020 09:08 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Mainly because of the width of the pegbox, I need to manufacture the pegs myself. I’m using mahogany which will contrast well with the oak neck and tie in with the ribs, fingerboard and tailpiece. Cutting scraps to size. I only need 7 pegs, but I’m making about a dozen to have spares on hand. It’s a custom made peg after all. After turning the first one, I’m keepting it as it was turned to compare with the one I’m currently working on. I think thewr...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #22: Rotary File/Hole Chamfer tool

05-23-2017 12:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

In looking around for the best buys on the tools I actually have to buy versus make to repair bowed string insytruments, I encountered a tool that I haven’t missed having—yet. Seeing that it’s looks like a counter sink bit on a handle, I made one. The handle is a turned spindle that I saved from a piece of furniture for just such a use. I just had to shorten it and drill a hole in one end to accept the counter sink bit on one end. I glued it in with epoxy and...

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Tree sap harvest pegs / spiles & rebuild hand cranked augers.

05-13-2017 10:57 PM by mafe | 12 comments »

Tree sap harvest pegs / spiles & rebuild hand cranked augers. Simple pegs for harvesting birch sap from recycled wood and hand cranked drill bits from old auger bits. Beech parts from a trashed wine rag gets new life.Just turning as I go, no plan just tapered to app. the same size, so it will fit the drill size and a head that will allow one to tie a bottle or bucket to the peg, or make a hole in the side of the bottle that fits over it. Just play around as I said, don’t f...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #8: I Don't Need No Stinkin' Lathe

11-02-2010 04:24 PM by Eric | 6 comments »

So I followed Gye's advice and followed Kari's advice and whipped out my block plane to fashion me some pegs for drawboring the tenons on my stretchers. I originally was considering making a dowel plate, but Kari in her post suggests that this works best for short dowels. All of mine are at least 6” long. So anyway, the block plane was a bit slow at first, on the corners, but it quickly picked up. I just started at one end until it fit in my test hole and wherever it hung up, I k...

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A Workbench's Progress #11: The End's in Sight!

07-26-2007 05:16 PM by TheGravedigger | 9 comments »

Hooray! The final glue-up of all the pieces is finished, and boy am I tired! The last post left me sharpening my chisel and getting ready to square up the 28 mortises. This was indeed as difficult as I feared. It’s not that squaring a mortise is that hard, but there were so many of them. This was the time to remember the old adage that a mountain is climbed one step at a time. Each mortise was just one mortise, and that’s how I approached the problem. The problem with SYP...

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