Friday, May 02, 2008

Making Pegs

so, starting with the piece of firewood, then working down to a round peg with the drawknife (there was an earlier post on this) I made a bunch of pegs. Well, now that I'm about to use them, I wanted to make sure I got them to be the right size. So, first, a little more time in the vise, shaving them slightly:

and then checking them with a 1 and 1/8th inch hole cut in a scrap piece. I figure if I can easily slip on the 1&1/8th, it'll be just about right to force into a 1 inch drilled hole.


Lisa said...

We are also moving into the woods. I am enjoying keeping an eye on your progress! I have linked if that is okay!

judyofthewoods said...

I just came across your fabulous blog via wretha's. Just gone through the archive and feel fired up again to do more work at my place after loosing some momentum. You are doing a tremendous job, very inspiring too. Looks like you also complement each other perfectly.

Starting anti-fire prep

Well, we never really stop.  But, took a picture of today's raking below the yurt.  Every year I work to get a bit wider swath cleared....