The Peg Hole Reamer is a specialized tool to repair the enlargement of the peg hole, which occurs naturally over a long lifespan of a fine instrument. Using the precision depth and centering control of the Peg Ringer shaft and core, it allows for 'invisible' support and restoration of the peg hole and can reduce the peg hole diameter to original size with no visible trace on the instrument.
Over time, as the instrument is tuned the peg friction enlarges the peg hole diameter. Traditionally, the peg hole is enlarged with a tapered reamer and a tapered wooden dowel is inserted and glued in place. This is visible in almost all older instruments. Most often the dowel surface visible is end grain which is structurally weaker than the wall of the pegbox. The Peg Reamer allows a flat-bottomed hole to be created, concentric with the peghole so that a wooden plug can be inserted of the same diameter. The plug is cut from a flat piece of maple with the grain running parallel to the surface. Combined with the support of a stainless steel or carbon fiber ring, this allows a new peghole of smaller diameter to be reamed without disturbing the outside of the pegbox. A very fine gap around each peg is virtually invisible, as the eye is not drawn to it.
It has multiple uses:
|The Peg Hole Reamer for violin/viola||
|Cello cutter (15mm OD)||
|Maple Plug with Stainless Steel ring - violin/viola||
|Maple Plug with Carbon Fiber ring - cello||
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