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I tried shaving a toothpick down to size but it becomes so fragile that it's useless.  Is there something else that works for very small holes like pallet forks?

 

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Charlie

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As above, definitely use pegwood. I find that the quality of the pegwood makes a significant difference as well, some grades are easier to sharpen to a perfect shape. The indian orangewood sold by cousins, although a step up compared to toothpick, is not up to the job for small jewels found in watches. 

 

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As above, definitely use pegwood. I find that the quality of the pegwood makes a significant difference as well, some grades are easier to sharpen to a perfect shape. The indian orangewood sold by cousins, although a step up compared to toothpick, is not up to the job for small jewels found in watches. 
 

Amen. I’m on the lookout for a much better quality pegwood so if anyone cares to mention a source in the UK or Europe I’m all ears.


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1 hour ago, Pip said:


Amen. I’m on the lookout for a much better quality pegwood so if anyone cares to mention a source in the UK or Europe I’m all ears.


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Anyone sourcing folks with a majic pegwood up to the job, would make a living by it.

I join hands with pip, Thank the lord for the pegwwod we are about to receive.Amen.:jig:

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On 1/9/2019 at 3:18 PM, matabog said:

pegwood or harder/denser wood. And patience...

I sympathize with you.  I haven't quite mastered this yet.  Didn't think about the quality of the pegwood.  Thanks!

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On 1/10/2019 at 12:44 AM, oli said:

As above, definitely use pegwood. I find that the quality of the pegwood makes a significant difference as well, some grades are easier to sharpen to a perfect shape. The indian orangewood sold by cousins, although a step up compared to toothpick, is not up to the job for small jewels found in watches. 

 

Is indian orangewood a label? brand name? Or tells  the wood is off of some type of indian orange tree. If so plenty orange trees in my front yard so all I need is a pencil shrapener:lol: .This is got to be the stupidest question ever on forum.

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BUY? being a Scot (now in Australia) why buy pegwood, just get a scrap bit of oak, ash, whatever as long as it is hardwood, use a tennon saw and cut it into about 1/4 inch squares, and chisle the end to the size you need. Failing that I have also reused Kabab stickes after a BBQ. :biggrin:

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