I had ordered two items, a violin peg hole reamer and a violin peg shaver.
The reamer was fine and worked straight away. I used some blue tape as a depth guide to make sure each hole was the same taper.
The peg shaver needed some work on the blades as I believe they have been hardened too much making the edge brittle. Holding such small blades is difficult but I managed to spend a little time getting them sharp on my waterstones.
They are held in the brass body with 2 brass screws per blade. Under each blade are two shims to prevent distortion when tightening the screws. There are 3 double sided blades in all each one over a different sized tapered hole.
I found that moistening the ebony tuning pegs before putting them into the shaver (essentially a glorified pencil sharpener) made the job easy. The resulting shaving were nice and left a nicely finished peg.
I did all the pegs the same amount to ensure consistency.
Next time I will show how to fit the bridge.