|Project by DamnYankee||posted 02-29-2012 06:40 PM||2438 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
So I recently made a Cribbage Board for my Grandfather (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60524) and wanted to make pegs for it. After much trail and error here is the method that ended up working for me.
Problem: Peg holes 1/8” in diameter spaced 1/4” apart. Peg needed to fit 1/8” hole and be just under 1/4” in diameter or two pegs side by side would be too tight.
First i cut 1/4” dowel to 2-1/2” length and marked 1/4” and 1-1’4” from one end (length of 1/8” diameter portion and final length of peg)
Then I chucked it into my DP (I don’t own a lathe) with peg end down.
Then using a jig I made…a block of scrap I cut a groove 1/4” deep by ~5/16” wide, lined with self-adhesive sand paper on both sides and a 1/8” diameter test hole…I then lowered the chuck until it bottomed out in the groove and locked the DP so that was as far as the chuck could be lowered
Then moving the jig back and forth I sanded the peg end as the chucked dowel spun until the peg fit into the test hole.
Then with dowel still chucked and spinning I sanded the length of the peg to reduce its diameter by just a small fraction so as to make it easier for two pegs to be pegged next to each other.
Then with dowel still spinning, used my chisel to cut small grooves in dowel.
I then cut the dowel/peg to final length and dyed them using India ink.
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