Horn hole, drilling size

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What size hole is good, or better to drill the hole in the spout of the horn?
Thanks for your time, Robert
I use Ebony violin string pegs for the stopper. Get one and then make the hole fit the stopper!
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I have found that you drill the stopper hole once. If you start with a smaller size drill bit and then go to a bigger bit size, you stand a good chance of splitting the horn. I found out the hard way.
Increasing the drill size is splitting the horn, because the flutes are not cutting, and thus the whole drill becomes a wedge. Drill side cutters also get dull, but usually don't get sharpened. JMO
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Except for one of the immutable facts of life: "the prettier your horn stopper, the sooner you will lose it". DAMHIK :rolleyes:
When I made my first horn I remembered kindergarten (yah I can remember that far back!!!) Gloves were hooked together via a ribbon across the back and down the arms of a coat. I tether all my pegs with a hunk of leather shoe lace. Works for me.
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I first make/buy a plug then put a slight taper on it. I then drill a hole a slight bit smaller than my plug. I then take a medium size file without a handle on it and put that handle end in the horn hole I just drilled and rotate it to make a tapered hole in the horn. I do this until I get the plug to fit snugly but not too tight. :thumb: ;)
 

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