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Draw Pegging is a nifty (and of course historic) way of getting timber frame joints to close up snugly under tension.
It’s achieved by offsetting the peg hole in the tenon relative to the peg hole in the mortice by about 4mm closer to the shoulder.
When the joint is assembled, the tapered oak peg tries to align the 2 holes and literally goes round the (very slight) bend, tightening the joint.
The “offset pricker” (yes, that’s what we call it) is a handy tool with an offset centre used to mark the  tenons. Get it the wrong way round and you’ll find that your oak pegs prise open the joints like a squirrel in a sack of hazelnuts.

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