I start with a quarter inch hole when using a violin peg reamer. The bent sides look very good.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Well, things are moving along with my project- the dulcimer rib sections have been bent to shape and the fretboard has been made, with some relief carving on the sides. I have ordered a set of four Perfection Planetary Violin Pegs (size 4/4) for the dulcimer tuning head that I just started to work on.
These geared tuning pegs are highly rated and I do like the traditional/classical appearance over other geared tuning pegs.
I have not installed these before, (and actually the pegs have not arrived yet) so I am looking at various tutorials on YouTube and such.
My first question is what size to drill the peg holes in the peg box before they are reamed ? I have not found any info on that! (I am ready to start carving the tuning head & scroll and want the holes bored first.)
My guess is 3/8 " but don's want to make any errors.
Does anyone have some advice as to the hole size?