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Project by Airframer posted 06-01-2013 04:15 PM 1514 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having a 12 day old Newborn in the house has severely reduced my available shop time but I still am able to sneak in 5 mins here and there between helping the wife and taking care of the baby.

Since the time is so short I cheated a bit with these but they work really well and are surprisingly comfortable to hold.

They are simply some store bought Dutch pegs and a brass tube with the inside diameter to match the peg size. I finished them in a 3-2-1 mix with a wax top coat.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 06-01-2013 04:23 PM

How do the Dutch pegs vary from Shaker pegs ? Now I’ve got to go and learn something today. LOL
Your copper looks like brass in the photo : ) Very nice project !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Airframer

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 04:26 PM

It is brass (never said I was well rested just able to sneak in a few minutes of shop time lol). I’m not sure if there is a difference. These were labeled Dutch Pegs at my local ACE.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 02:33 AM

Congratulations on the new born, first & foremost. Call the handles or whatever you want, they’re very good. I need to make a few off these myself, need them for some saw files. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Airframer

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 03:21 AM

Thanks! It just felt good to accomplish SOMETHING in there at least!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#5 posted 06-02-2013 11:59 AM

well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Airframer

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#6 posted 06-02-2013 02:06 PM

Thanks Don ;-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 02:30 PM

That’s a slick idea.

-- Dave K.

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Ben Simms

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#8 posted 06-03-2013 12:32 PM

cool

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#9 posted 06-03-2013 05:20 PM

Very smart idea

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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#10 posted 06-12-2013 11:20 PM

Nice! Far better than the cheap red plastic ones I have! I need to try this.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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