Hello Search for: Searching This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Jim Rogers 1 week, 5 days ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts July 7, 2019 at 4:58 pm #21800 EcohenParticipant Hello everyone. I’m also new to timber framing. I recently moved to Virginia and got some land with timber on it. I’m looking to start with a potting/green house. Then moving on to rebuilding an old barn on the property. One question I have is, does anyone have an effective way of making pins? I’ve tried hammering rough cut pieces through a sharpened steel pipe, but I find the pins get stuck and it takes more work to get them out than its worth. Thanks -Erik July 8, 2019 at 9:10 am #21812 Jim RogersModerator I usually shape my pegs/pins using a shaving horse and a draw knife. Some people use a plank with a groove cut in it to hold the stock and use a plane to shape the peg/pin. Roughing them out with a table saw is a good way to get them down to nearly correct size, but be careful of cross grain. Good luck with your projects. Jim Rogers July 8, 2019 at 2:15 pm #21821 Brice CochranKeymaster This is not a very traditional way of making them…but I like the look of an octagonal peg. Cut them all on a table saw. The key is to test the size of the peg to hole to make sure they fit well. July 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm #21829 Jim RogersModerator above is using a plank with a groove cut in it to hold the blank and the student is shaving down the peg edges with a block plane. Below is a student using a shaving horse with a draw knife: Jim Rogers Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.