|Project by HerbC||posted 03-13-2014 06:45 PM||1928 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
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:
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.
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:
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