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Thorsen Table Challenge #10: Making pegs my way !

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-01-2007 05:35 AM 1545 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: An Ounce of Prevention ! Part 10 of Thorsen Table Challenge series Part 11: A peek at the finished tabletop! »

Today I tried making pegs for the false shallow holes. I had alot of trouble doing it the way the plan instructed.

I would get chip out when carving the facets on the plugs. I’m using Walnut, maybe Ebony wouldn’t do this because it’s more dense.

So I setup my disk sander miter to 30 degrees, & sanded my 3/8” stock to a point. Then I cut to the hole depth, & tapped them in with hammer with a dab of glue. Here’s a short video of how I used my disk sander to make the facets on the pegs.

From Making facets with a disk sander

Being that I had a fine grit on my disk, it blackened the ends of the peg, so it looks just like Ebony now.

Here’s another short Video, faceting the pegs with sandpaper, on your bench. this works fine but a little slower than the disk sander.

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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#1 posted 05-01-2007 05:39 AM

They look great.

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#2 posted 05-01-2007 05:42 AM

Great looking Dick

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 05-01-2007 05:48 AM

Great looking shelf for your Thorsen Table project. Are you going to give it a natural finish Dick?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 05-01-2007 06:09 AM

Thanks,
This is one of the shelves, & will have a natural finish

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 05-01-2007 11:18 AM

Hi Dick;
—-looking good!!!
GODSPEED,
Frank

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#6 posted 05-01-2007 12:17 PM

sounds like it was a frustrating process—- there’s a song that goes something like “smile and the world smiles with you” ;)

the effort was worth it!! Looks sweet

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 05-01-2007 04:52 PM

I love the facets. Since I don’t have a disc sander I may try to file the edges. Do you think that would work?

The shelf is looking great. I can’t wait to see the completed table.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 05-01-2007 05:07 PM

Fred,
A file should work, or glue sandpaper to a stick, first course then finish with fine.

I’ve glued sandpaper around dowels for sanding small coves.

I decided I’m going to flatten the point on my pegs.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 05-01-2007 06:45 PM

I understand the peg carving splintering, I can’t tell you how many walnut pegs I have installed in the past 2 years. I have used a knife, a dremel with a round burr, a disc sander, a file, and a sandpaper block. All work equally well. I gave up on trying to measure the amount of protrusion first and doing the bevel carving before tapping in the peg. Now, I drive them in, and use a spacer block to hand cut with a dozuki saw the right length. Then, I do the beveling once it is installed. Makes the peg protrusion more consistent, and doesn’t take too long. Splintering is avoided by cutting with the grain direction and a sharp knife. I know you know how to do this Dick, I’m just taking the chance for documenting my experiences.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 05-01-2007 07:09 PM

Thanks Mark,
Fred was wondering how to do this by hand, so I made a short video.
It doesn’t take long doing it this way either. Excuse my too quick movement when showing the end results.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 05-01-2007 07:22 PM

Dick -

Your table is looking great! Thanks for the video on making peg facets.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 05-01-2007 07:44 PM

Hi,
I just made another Video. Making facets with my disk sander.
I’m not getting much production on my table by making videos , but I’m having fun. That’s the name of the game.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 05-01-2007 07:49 PM

hahaha and we get to enjoy it right along with you!!!

that’s excellent. I wish I had seen this before I tried to “fix” my little table.. I think they would have made nice little caps to cover the screws.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 05-01-2007 08:12 PM

Dick -

I had a feeling you would perfect your process. You are quite the video producer! It is great to see these videos – thanks!

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#15 posted 05-01-2007 10:23 PM

Dick -

You are awesome. Since I can’t buy a disc sander right now, I will experiment by putting my pad sander in the vice and trying it out.

I also use self-stick sandpaper on a block with good results. I also put them on dowels, too.

This is one of the many reasons I love LumberJocks. The sharing of information. To everyone, you make my day.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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