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ozmous
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Beware, this is only a work of an amateur, don't duplicate it, if you do, don't blame me if you fail.

Anyway, I saw a guitar nut blank made out of bone over eBay, they looked beautiful, so I just bought them....anyway, they came last Friday, here they are:

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so, the problem I had after it came was to carve it into a violin's nut......

so I used some sandpaper and steak knife:

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so, now it's done.....oh wait, I've also bought this fittings with bone trimmings....no luthiers around to attach them, I have no luthier tools...wot to do....improvise!

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the tailpiece and the button was easy to place...now, for the pegs....I don't have any drill, don't have any peg shaver, peg reamer...wot to do....

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 for the first peg, the E, I tried on hammering a small nail slowly and carefully, it worked, but it took me hours.....so, I needed to think of a more efficient way...so I just used a small scissors to stab the peg and manually turn the scissors with force until the end of the scissors go to the other side of the peg, this method took minutes to complete per peg.

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 So, now, to fit it carefully to the peg hole....wot to do...use sand paper!

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perfect! it fits perfectly without slip or stick:

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now, do it all again for the other peg, and how about all?...done:

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 everything's perfect!:

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 a perfectly "boned" Del Gesu :)

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while fitting the nut, the sound post fell, I just re installed them and strung it up...it sounded louder and more clearer than before!

-'tis all for now, cheers!

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Impressive Oz!  I might need this tutorial soon.  Thanks !

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The wizard called Oz! What a great job, looks terrific. The bone nut and fittings looks sharpe. " boner" fiddles always look nice!

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Wow!  That's bravery my friend!

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One thing for sure, it's unique :-) I'm glad you have the courage to experiment and the important thing is that you are happy with the result.

Congrats

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Thanks everyone! I've also done this with my friend's violin, which is a success, will post pictures later :)

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Awesome! surprised

I like your improvisations!

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Keith,

I cringe at the idea of using sand paper on the pegs. I will send you a plan for making your own peg shaver.

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Kevin M. said
Keith,

I cringe at the idea of using sand paper on the pegs. I will send you a plan for making your own peg shaver.

 

I would not be afraid to get those either my friend.  If you think of it and have a chance.

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Kevin M. said
Keith,

I cringe at the idea of using sand paper on the pegs. I will send you a plan for making your own peg shaver.

Id be interested in those homemade peg shaver plans.

 

Looks good Oz !!

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Kevin M. said
Keith,

I cringe at the idea of using sand paper on the pegs. I will send you a plan for making your own peg shaver.

WoW! Can i have a plan for making my own peg shaver too?duncecapdrooling

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Looks like you have a bunch of people waiting for your plans Kevin. :-)

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@Kevin M. , thank you very much, but the sandpaper worked :P ...well, I have thought of making a peg shaver while looking at pencil sharpeners, but I thought that it is not efficient enough....and I dunno how I can make a hole for a peg to fit in a peg shaver without having any drills :P well, I have also thought of just using popsicle sticks to craft the whole peg shaver, but I had no patience of making one :)

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I went out to the store yesterday and got the things I need to make the shaver. I'll document making it and post it here.

 

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Kevin M. said
I went out to the store yesterday and got the things I need to make the shaver. I'll document making it and post it here.

 

clapdroolingdroolingdroolingclap

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Kevin... that is cool.  I am interested to see you tool as well.  I am always bummed that a new set up requires peg work... facepalm  Who know.. y'all make have me poking my own holes in pegs after all.. dunno

Eager to see your plan.

 

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