The Alberti Peg Skiver
This tool has two functions. The first is to score the peg shank at the collar prior to cutting the peg with a shaper so that the collar does not chip out at the end of the cut. The second is to skive the remaining wood on the shank after the final fitting cut of the peg shaper.
To use the scoring saw, place the tuning peg in the first vee groove with the peg collar against the saw blade. Turning the peg while holding it down with the leather strap will score the peg.
To skive the shank clean to the collar after the final shaping cut of the peg, place the peg in the vee groove under the sliding blade, push the blade down on the finished portion of the peg shaft and, while rotating, feed the peg into the blade. This step can be repeated without damage to the shaft.
Before cutting peg shanks with shaping tools and between every two steps down in hole sizes, the peg shank should be scored under the collar. This will eliminate possible chipping of the peg collar.
To score the peg, place it against the saw in the skiving tool and turn the peg clockwise while applying pressure with the leather strap.
The skiving blade is used to remove any uncut wood from the peg shank after the final sizing of the peg.
Place the finished portion of the shank under the blade, push the blade firmly against the shank and feed the peg slowly into the blade while rotating in a clockwise direction until the collar reaches the blade.