Creating and Editing Tenon Peg Holes
Recently a reader on Knots Forum asked how to create and edit tenon pins on a mortise and tenon joint. Specifically, the reader wanted to know how to change the size of the tenon peg after already placing a larger hole size in SketchUp. So I’ve created a video below and on YouTube that shows my procedure for doing this SketchUp construction.
As an example, I’ve used a modern Danish style desk that I’m building now. I don’t think the original piece had tenon pegs, but I am likely to add them. I will be using Ebony pegs. The main material for the desk is Modesto Ash, so there will be a great contrast in color. I square the tenon pegs and whittle a point, then drive them into the round peg holes.
The overall desk assembly without tenon pegs is shown below.
Here is the leg joinery also without tenon pegs.
A close-up view of adding the tenon peg hole.