And now for part 3 of 3 of "Silk Purse from Sow's Ear". If you missed parts 1 and 2, here they are:
At the end of part 2, I had my backing board and my 8 pegs ready to assemble together. How to do that? I eye-balled how it would look and then...
...chose an appropriately-sized drill bit (a spade bit in this case).
I angled the hole somewhat so that the pegs would stick up from center a bit.
I'm known for my fine, precision work!
I used a utility knife to get the fit closer.
And a sandpaper block to fine-tune.
The peg holes were a bit rough so I...
...cleaned them up a bit with some sandpaper.
"Close enough for government work", as they say.
A bit of glue.
Lined it up.
Tapped it in.
Wiped off excess glue with a damp cloth.
It was just that simple.
Now all I had to do was lay out the rest of the pegs...
...and repeat the process for them all.
Post-finished (stain/poly combo).
We were quite excited to hang up our new peg wall hanger and populate it with Jennifer's rock necklace creations!