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Names for metal pegs
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:31:16 PM »
   What are the various names for metal pegs used in testing joints or temporarily holding joints together?  I have seen T types but there was one that seemed even better.  It had a sort of flag at the side of the top end of the thick end of the peg.  I assumed the bottom part of the flag was for banging on to get the peg out.  I saw this type a week ago and the name was given.  I since decided I wanted to get some but forgot the name(s) and could not find the name(s) after googling around for an hour last night.

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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 08:53:27 PM »
I've heard them called drift pins and podgers. The style you are talking about are blacksmith made. 
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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 10:29:39 PM »
Podgers.  


 

I made a set of 25.  I had them copper then Nickel plated.  They look nice.  I plated them because if you don't, they will rust and I don't want to deal with that.  I need to take a pic.  I didn't build the carrying boxes/totes for them yet.
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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 08:02:58 AM »
I call them "test pins" and the ones with holes through them are easier to store. You take a second one and put it through the hole of the first one in the timber peg hole and it make a "T" handle and you can pull or tap it out.
The ones I have are tapered so that they can be used for 3/4" holes or 1" holes.
Jack Sobon suggested that the large diameter of the big end should be 15/16 of an inch. That what I have.

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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 09:51:09 PM »
Davd Shepard,  Thats it, podgers.  .  Thanks.  After seeing them and thinking about their usefulness I tried to find them again.   I could not remember  if they were at a sales site or not.  I could not find them again and you are probably right, that they are blacksmith made. 

Brad_BB, nice clutch of pins.  I doubt Ill ever use a pin larger than .   I think I would like to test pin things together on the ground.  Having a 20 inch pin is pretty long.  Id have get the beams off the ground for that.  Im work alone.  I thing a shorter pin I think would be more suitable for me.  Theres a small machine shop close by that will do small requests.   Ill see what he can do for a pin. 

Jim_Rogers, I looked at your web site and did not see any.  Did you give up on the idea of stocking them? If those were McMaster then they are pretty long also.  I think 15 for the pin.

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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 07:31:49 AM »
If you see the taper goes down to 1/4 inch...I think I shortened them and a can't remember the final length.  I didn't need them to go that small.  I'm not where they are right now.  When I first finished them and had a timberframe crew onsite, they used them and wanted to buy some from me.  I just gave them some. Enough to do about one bent. I think I have 25 left.  Theirs weren't nickel plated though, just raw steel.
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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 07:35:43 AM »
In the for sale section of this forum is our tools for sale list. In the miscellaneous section you'll see "test pins" listed. I have some here on hand.
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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 05:49:34 PM »
Brad/Jim,
Plating is nice but would Stainless Steel work or would it be too soft?  Aluminum would be much easier to fabricate but I think that would be way too soft/weak and likely stain the wood like it does my hands.  But AL would be so much lighter to carry around!
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Re: Names for metal pegs
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 07:01:41 PM »
SS would be great, other than its tougher to forge and machine. Al wouldn't hold up well. 
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