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    Clothes pegs

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    I am doing half a dozen pegs for each of my mates who gave me a cot to break up. They’re made from the spindles.Clothes pegs-67f44856-1f1a-4f44-a02a-a23190255de6.jpgClothes pegs-20ecc5b2-3afa-4fc7-9012-f8823c13b8f8.jpg
    Cut each spindle in half, and then each to length.
    I saw some nice antique pegs, perhaps Shaker made, and thought to copy, but balked at turning.
    I remember, as a child, the Romanies coming to the door with pegs like these. Imagine doing them on a pole lathe, bodging in the woods. I used a bandsaw and drill press. Sanding has been rather tedious. Wife says she WON’T use them for her smalls, but they’re alright for jeans!

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    Nothing goes to waste at my place either.

    -What kind of wood are they, and won't the wet clothes grow some splinters from the slot?
    Seems like your wife is a precautionary person who don't want her undies pierced?

    Delve further:

    On the Rise and Fall of the American Clothespin: Classic American Clothespins

    Original Patent drawings available here: ~Vintage Clothespins~: Patent Drawings

    I'm not affiliated, but this Artisan Handmade Clothespin cost you $ 2.20 each, so you already saved yourself a bundle, Philip!

    On Shaker Clothespin evolution:

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    from Historic Warren County Ohio: From Shaker Clothes Pegs to Artisan Clothes Pins

    Cheers

    Johan

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    Thanks for the links, and your interest!
    The wood is beech, a good choice for cots (and workbenches) since it doesn’t splinter readily, or if it does, they are benign. No, I don’t want my wife’s undies pierced, either. The design likely predates the colonisation of America, though.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Clothes Pegs to our Miscellaneous category,
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