The Trunnels (Tree Nails, pegs, or whatever you want to call them) have arrived and they are some dandies! 342 - 1.5" diameter Oak Trunnels (32-4", 98-6", 40-8", 48-10", 124-14") that's a lot of pegs!
We used a bottle brush to apply petroleum jelly but have come up with a nice applicator and some Biobased Lithium Grease for the real job. Above you can see the 1.5" diameter hole BEFORE greasing.
Above is the applicator I made hooked to a power grease gun, and next you can see it being pulled from the hole.
Puzzler - How many different length of Trunnels are needed to make a Town Lattice Truss?
Tech Vocab - Tree Nail - Trunnel - Cup Grease - Gin Pole - 20:1 Ratio - 2nd Class Pulley - Choker - Worm Gear - Falsework