I asked an elementary teacher friend for some stubby pieces of chalk from her blackboards. It works just fine, lasts along time.
I bought some chalk on eBay supposedly from the 1950s. I hope that's vintage enough... ??
Great video. Now I need to shop for "vintage chalk"! How hard is that I wonder?
I can't find Peg Drops for sale anywhere in the UK
Marg- hard to believe, but it really helps with both extremes. Pegs that slip too much?- Peg Drops fix that! Pegs that are too stuck or too hard to turn?- Peg Drops make them turn smoothly but still grip when you need them to.
( Peg Drops... )
You mention 'fluid motion', is peg drops for helping to turn the pegs or helping to stay set so everything doesn't come unstrung.
"Long live the well-made, well-fitted, well-lubed, hand-carved wooden tuning peg!"
(now say that three times fast.)
HUMMMMMMMMMM, I need to learn a lot more about pegs. When I've found old dulcimers at thrift stores....The pegs were terrible and I replaced them with banjo tuners. I'm going to listen to this again Dan, and thank you for educating us on these lines. There is a violin/cello maker across the Mississippi from me in Fort Madison, Iowa, I'll go see him too and learn more. aloha, irene
That's a great video Dan. It is very, very useful info. I love wooden pegs on my dulcimers
Well done, Dan. Great information.
Great video, Dan.
BTW I am a huge fan of Peg Drops... on all my stringed instruments with wooden pegs, for many years... nothing beats it, IMHO.