peg shaper

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peg shaper

Postby John Willman » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:03 pm

I have just been trying out a new peg shaper that so far has come up to my expectations,so I will give some details.

The peg shaper consists of four components and six bolts. A blade platform and peg platform are made from 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4" steel angle, the peg guide from 1 1/2 x 3/8 steel which has a 60 degree bearing face to prevent the peg rising. The blade is salvaged from a heavy crosscut saw, from which numerous other tools have been made. Slots in the blade platform and peg guide enable the user to vary the angles to suit the peg being worked on. I initially set the blade high for a cello peg so the action is a cutting one like a pencil sharpener, but I suppose it would also be possible to have it on the centre line for a scraping action.
The bolts each have a plain and spring washer so the lightly clamped components can be tapped into position.
Although I have some machining facilities, most of the work was done with an angle grinder.
peg shaper 4a.jpg
Peg in position
peg shaper 3a.jpg
Guide in position
peg shaper 2a.jpg
Setting blade angle
peg shaper 1a.jpg
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