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Kevin M.
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August 29, 2012 - 10:53 am
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You can most certainly use my peg reamer.  Do you need the peg shaver too?  Pegs come way oversized.  PM me your adress and I'll get it out to you.

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Kevin M.
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I found a video for you of a person fitting a peg.  The peg shaver he is using has four holes where mine has two but the other holes are for much smaller violins.  If your peg hole is rather worn I would use the larger of the shaver slots.  A few things that were not shown. In the very beginning of the video he is using a knife to cut into the peg where the taper ends.  Without doing this the peg will splinter.  After shaving the peg it must be polished with finer paper and steel wool, if not the peg will stick.  While reaming the hole you will notice he only make a few turns in the cutting dirrection, clockwise. He then turns the reamer backwards, this is to burnish the hole for a smouth working peg.  Be carefull while reaming the hole. It cuts very fast. One turn and try it. When the peg is almost through the far side hole then start to burnish it by turning backwards. He makes it look easy to turn the peg in the shaver, it's not easy at all to turn. Any questions just ask.

 

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Fiddlerman
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September 2, 2012 - 10:33 am
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Cool. Always fun to get tips on these potential future projects that I have in the back of my mind. smile
I might have to take some lessons Kevin.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M.
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This mornings lessons were on delivering goat kids.  My friends neighbor called and asked me to come help deliver some kids. The doe had been in labor for 6 hours and it was a breech.  I had to push the kid back in and reposition it then got it out and was able to get the second one out by reaching in and grabing the feet.  Needless to say the both kids were dead.  Why do people wait so long to ask for help.  I'm not sure if the doe will even make it.  She still has to deliver the afterbirth and if not soon I'll try some oxytocin.  I know this has nothing to do with violins but I am pissed and needed a place to vent.

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Great posts Kevin.  So sorry about the birthing trauma.

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Fiddlerman
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September 4, 2012 - 3:55 pm
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You're right Kevin. I guess they don't want to impose on you. You are a great guy, that is obvious in everything you do.

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