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Project by HerbC posted 03-13-2014 06:45 PM 1141 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know what some of you LJs are thinking. “That guy HerbC must have flipped his lid, he’s posting a tubafore as a project!!!”

Well, Buckos, that’s NOT a tubafore. If you examine it closely you’ll see that it’s a carefully engineered and constructed object, laminated of eight pieces of wood, comprised of three different species of wood and exactingly detailed by a total of 98 holes of three different diameters, the entire object then sanded with four grades of Mirka sanding mesh (80, 120, 180 and 220 grits), followed by three coats of Minwax Satin Polyurethane, sanded out with 400 grit on the first coat and 600 on the second.

Here’s a detail photo:

Note the holes are three different sizes (5/16” 7/16” and 9/16”) which accommodate pegs that are correspondingly sized at 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” diameters as shown in this photo:

The finished project includes the required number of pegs of each size. The pegs are 6” long and have a hole drilled through the diameter one inch from one end of the peg. The ends are camfered and the pegs have been “finished” using Johnson’s paste wax. Here’s a sample of each size peg:

So, what the heck is it???

A peg loom is a device to allow the user to weave fabric. My wife saw one on youtube and thought it would be interesting to try. So I did a bit of research and then put this one together for her. You might want to take a look at this video if you want to learn a bit more about weaving with a peg loom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAC1wX7-9gM

Note that you only use one size peg for each project. The different sizes, combined with different spacing and different sizes of textile material would produce different “weight” fabrics.

Construction details:

Materials: Sycamore, red oak and cypress.

Overall dimensions: 38” x 5” x 1 1/2”

Now all I need to do is make a better container to hold all these pegs:

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 03-13-2014 07:04 PM

Nice project. Always good to keep the wife happy.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Thewoodman2000

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 07:14 PM

That is a cool project I think I will make my girls one (wife included) so they can give it a try. They like making these kinds of projects.
Nice job on the finish!
PS the Mirka sanding mesh is the best stuff out there!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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Sandra

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 10:19 PM

Very neat Herb. I can’t see the link, but will go check it out on youtube.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 11:14 PM

Great way to keep the better half happy.

So, when will YOU be modeling your new scarf?

BTW: You could’ve save some glue and time….
Coulda used a tubafore!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Rick

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 03:24 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done. Thanks for Sharing.

Rick

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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Doe

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 07:57 AM

Much nicer than a tubafore!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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HerbC

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#7 posted 03-14-2014 10:26 PM

Randy,

Since we live down here in the Panhandle of Florida, don’t know if I’ll ever need a scarf…

Everyone, thank you for the comments.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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josh

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#8 posted 03-15-2014 02:46 AM

hahaha, tubafore! What’s the tuba for?!!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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HerbC

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#9 posted 03-15-2014 08:00 AM

Josh,

Like I said in another thread, why use a tubafore when I played flute in fifth grade band?

Glad it got a chuckle.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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