Timber Frame pegs – 8″
8″ hardwood pegs are usually available in your choice of Red Oak or White Oak
- Straight pegs have a bevel on one end so it will line up with the hole. (3/4″ or 1″ diameter)
- Double bevel pegs have a bevel on both ends (1″ diameter only)
NOTE: Many auger bits actually cut +/- .030 oversize…in part so the balance of the shaft/flites aren’t overheating with the friction of rubbing on the sides of the hole and part due to many woods appear to ‘swell’ a bit upon drilling. In effect, making the hole close to call size. Thus, it’s best to have a couple of brands of drill bits available.
NOTE: As pegs will expand and contract with the ambient moisture content, you may find the pegs are at some point ‘undersized’. To compensate for this you can try soaking the pegs in Linseed Oil, or using a 25mm auger bit.