Adrian Lopez Posted November 25, 2020 Report Share Posted November 25, 2020 In Johnson & Courtnall's The Art of Violin Making the authors suggest that in order to test the fit of a new peg one should spin the peg in the peg box and touch the peg against one's lips to make sure both ends of the peg are equally warm where they touch the peg box. I tried this and found it difficult to detect any heat with my body, so I figured I'd use my infrared camera (FLIR ONE Pro) to gauge the temperature. You can see at first glance in the last two pictures that the peg does not have good contact with the left peg box wall, so I will need to shim the peg in the shaper or adjust the blade to better match the reamer's taper. I'm sure most of you have your own approaches to this and they work well for you, but I thought I'd share this just in case anybody finds it useful or interesting. The scroll and peg box before spinning the peg: The peg, scroll, and peg box after turning the peg a few times: The peg removed from the peg box, showing only one side getting warmer: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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