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Timber framing pegs
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:05:41 PM »
Is elm a good choice for making pegs for timber framing?

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Re: Timber framing pegs
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 07:59:01 PM »
Elm does not spilt well. I would avoid it. 
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Re: Timber framing pegs
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 08:54:03 PM »
Stick with ring-porous woods (oak, hickory, etc.) and rive them as to not have grain runout. Good luck! (I love using my draw knife!)  8)
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Re: Timber framing pegs
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 01:44:10 PM »
Do not overlook black locust, it is harder, denser and more rot resistant than oaks.  Splits nicely with a froe and is beautifully straight grained in the main stem that is knot free.
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Re: Timber framing pegs
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 12:07:55 AM »
I use Red Oak, a froe, draw-knife and shaving horse.  That Red Oak is very straight grained and it easy knock out a bunch of pegs in the evening when I am sitting around.

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Re: Timber framing pegs
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 07:52:56 AM »
Great looking shaving horse, Jon!  That's the way to make pegs.
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