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    Default Sharpening Pegwood

    I know I am supposed to do this with an knife because the irregular shape cleans better but it takes an age when you do a batch and I tend to do things in batches. it is also messy so I use 6mm pegwood and a pencil sharpener they clean just as well as far as I can tell.

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    Your entirely missing the point!!

    Your supposed to park yourself in the Porch Rocker with a Tall Glass of Iced Tea. Set a Spell & Whittle Away.
    Or maybe at your favorite fishing hole while your waiting for a bite.
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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: BLKBEARD)

    Quote Originally Posted by BLKBEARD View Post
    Your entirely missing the point!!

    Your supposed to park yourself in the Porch Rocker with a Tall Glass of Iced Tea. Set a Spell & Whittle Away.
    Or maybe at your favorite fishing hole while your waiting for a bite.
    Ha Ha I actually quite enjoy whittling just finished a little guy
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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    I believe a rough cut on peg wood with a knife would clean better than a smooth edge. Just a thought
    R&A it is what it is

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: R&A)

    Quote Originally Posted by R&A View Post
    I believe a rough cut on peg wood with a knife would clean better than a smooth edge. Just a thought
    Yes that is the current thinking but in practise I have found this not to be the case, the ultrasonic does the hard work and the pegwood is just checking it is actually clean
    Stephen Benson - Clock website www.ajsbsa.co.uk There is no time, only clocks

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    If you want it rough, do the pencil sharpener thing and then whittle a flat spot or two on it.
    A man with a clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never sure.

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    I sometimes use a pencil sharpener on pegs too, except mine isn't as fancy ajsb's.
    A knife actually makes a much smoother surface, just not as evenly conical.
    Peg on, Willie

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    Neat idea. I usually sand a dowel for pegging Great Wheel Bushings. Would be much faster to use a Pencil Sharpener. Interesting Whittle Guy btw. I probably would remove a finger trying to do something like that.


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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    Quote Originally Posted by AJSBSA View Post
    Yes that is the current thinking but in practise I have found this not to be the case, the ultrasonic does the hard work and the pegwood is just checking it is actually clean
    That's been my experience. The ultrasonic cleaner really scrubs out the holes, and I never see any visible dirt on my toothpicks. What's interesting is that sometimes a hole with lots of black debris built up around it will emerge with a perfectly clean bore, but the plate will retain a ring of black around the hole. It wipes off easily.

    The Zep 505 cleaner I've been using leaves the brass with a satisfying shine, and blued screws come out just beautifully. Then again, I tend to cook a movement for quite a while, and with heat.

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: kinsler33)

    "A tidy bench is a sign of a sick mind." --anon.
    1. Check out the Repair Hints & How-To's forum. You may find your answer there.

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: bangster)

    Quote Originally Posted by bangster View Post
    "A tidy bench is a sign of a sick mind." --anon.
    Have to disagree.
    I've never seen any good work come out of a messy, dis-organised, workshop.
    The same type of thinking that produces good work also can't stand mess and crap everywhere.
    Mind you, I've seen plenty of stuff come out of rubbish workshops that the owner thinks is good....

    But, back on topic, I sharpen my pegwood with a quick spin on my linisher.
    Doesn't have the "whittled" sharp edges but seems to work OK.

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: bangster)

    Quote Originally Posted by bangster View Post
    "A tidy bench is a sign of a sick mind." --anon.
    I don't think I could find room for a bench mounted pencil sharpener.
    A piece of 60-100 grit sandpaper working against a cordless drill works fairly well to shape and clean my dowels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bangster View Post
    "A tidy bench is a sign of a sick mind." --anon.
    I would not say sick but certainly on the milder end of the autistic spectrum
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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: AJSBSA)

    My work bench is basically an unorganized tool holder where I struggle to maintain a small uncluttered work area
    A man with a clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never sure.

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    Default Re: Sharpening Pegwood (By: shutterbug)

    I don't think it is as much as people think. At work we have both
    4 types. Some that keep everything neat and do an excellent job,
    some that keep it neat and do a poor job, some that are messy and
    do an excellent job and some that keep it messy and do a poor job.
    I will have to admit, the extremes on either side tend to do the
    poorest jobs.
    Neatness allows you to be more efficient, it doesn't make you efficient.
    Spending all your time being neat doesn't get the work done.
    I judge by the end result and have found it best to just close my eyes
    to how they get there.
    Tinker Dwight

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