ernandez R wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Thanks for the input.
I know I will run into issues with my small diameter peg shaft. I just found this to be ideal in terms with the torque it takes to turn the peg while tuning and the friction load required to hold it. Also it makes fine tuning much easer although I find the 3rd string still a bit touchy at this diameter.
To be honest it is the angle forward that makes these pegs work well with less fiddling the string tension is pulling the pegs into the hole and self tightening.
I have some nerve damage in the second buckle of my index finger that causes me some trauma in certain situations, tuning knobs being one, not playing thank the maker
Bindings: I fear the router but I'm unsure of using the hand tool ( what is the hand tool called?) cutting the binding kerf by hand is somthing I have not been able to find a video of which would help a lot. Besides cutting an accurate kerf the fitting and glue them on etc seems a snap.
Rosetts: I've a couple ideas I'm sketching at the moment. Our state flower is the forget-me-not. I'm going to make black walnut circles with blue flowers inside and then inlay them like tiles as I did the circles on my one top. Rabbit hole warning!
I my have to get some small diameter carbon fiber rods... for my pegs.
Sure, I like following this thread
My second guitar might possibly maybe have pegs, mostly because It'll be a flamenco and I'll be making it while I french polish # 1. I've had a lot of interest for flamenco guitar so I figure making one is a good idea. very interesting what you say about the diameter and ease of turning, makes sense though that a small peg would have less friction.... But I'll probably ease my way out and just buy some pegs on the big auction site, they are so cheap I can't think of a excuse not to... the violin ones have a small shaft I think. I'm not sure if a CF rod would help with twisting shear... as it might be in the neutral axis area, but I might be wrong.
(If you'd to get regular tuners, search DerJong on the auction site, I've used a few on repairs, they are cheap but actually very good quality )
I can help with cutting them by hand, which is IMO and lot safer than any less than ideal router set up, and actually not that hard once you figure it out. the router set up requires quite a bit of details to be perfect for it to work right. let me know if you'd like more information and I'll try to take a couple pics and post.
Sound like a good rabbit hole me !!