Peg shaver

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Robinm
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Peg shaver

Post by Robinm » Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:02 pm

Greetings from South Ronaldsay in the far northern Isles of Scotland.
I've been meaning to make a peg shaver for many months now and have finally got to it after reading Charangohabsburg's excellent post.
The base is an old piece of sapele rescued from a house renovation; the metal work was scavenged from a spokeshave that I bought and subsequently never used.
I drilled and reamed a second hole in the base after trying out Charangohabsburg's suggestion of burnishing the finished peg with soap. It works pretty well.
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kiwigeo
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Re: Peg shaver

Post by kiwigeo » Sun May 01, 2022 8:40 am

Welcome to the forum Robin. I've added the photo to your original post and removed last post.

Nice work with that peg shaver.
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Mark McLean
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Re: Peg shaver

Post by Mark McLean » Sun May 01, 2022 10:36 pm

A good looking jig!
It must be fun to make your own.

Robinm
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Re: Peg shaver

Post by Robinm » Mon May 02, 2022 5:27 am

Hi Mark,
Yes it was fun to make. I'm a beginner student luthier so chiselling the mortis for the blade was a good exercise.

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