Laying Out Coat Rack Pegs

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Math skills are necessary for laying out coat rack pegs properly. Find out how to measure and drill coat rack pegs with tips from an industrial design teacher in this free woodwork video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi, this is Jon, and in this clip we'll be laying out and drilling our peg holes. On our project, we're going to have 6 pegs that are evenly spaced across our project. So we're going to have to do a little math and figure out where to place them. After calculating it out, each hole needs to be drilled just a little bit over 6 1/2 inches. So I've taken my tape measure and made a mark at just a little bit over 6 1/2 inches. Additionally, I need to make some cross marks, and since my board is 4 inches wide, I'm going to measure 2 inches, and where those lines cross that's where I'm going to drill the hole. Now I've actually made all my marks on the back side of my top plate board. And we're going to get into that a little more as we progress in through our project. What I'm going to do now is drill just a real small pilot hole through each of those marks. And again we'll get into that a little bit later why we're doing that. One thing you want to be careful of, is that you don't drill through the table below it. If we flip that over, we can see now we have the locations for each of our holes we're all of those pegs are going to go. At this point you want to take a step back and look at your project and make sure that the holes look like they're centered and arranged correctly.