Problems with tuning pegs slipping or sticking? It may be that the peg holes are out of round.
In my case, after I finished building the pochette I realised I had made a mistake in using a standard woodworkers reamer for the peg holes – but I was impatient and needed to take the fiddle travelling with me. Now, in slower time I can rectify that issue with the arrival from Pilgrim’s Projects of a well made violin peg hole reamer and adjustable peg shaper to achieve the proper 30:1 taper. Pilgrim’s Projects is a luthier suppliers based in Michigan USA.
I need to do a bit more work on the pochette anyhow, so this seems like a good opportunity to correct the other build problem.