I’m looking for some help. First, some background.
My wife asked me to design an A-frame shelf for us, to hold kitchen stuff including some appliances. We both like the look of live-edge plywood, so my idea is to use my OX to route it out of baltic birch plywood. We also like exposed features. So I designed this tab-and-slot unit. I figured I might as well make it possible to break down while I was at it, so it will pack down very compact if we disassemble it, yet should be very sturdy assembled.
But I’m missing one part. I could make the part on lathe and mill, but figured it’s probably actually a standard part somehow and I just don’t know what to search for. I want a peg that fits into this hole in the tab. I need the peg body to be snug against the side of the shelf, but have some sort of asymmetric head, such that it will not fall through.
I can adjust the hole size easily enough if there’s a part that is a the right shape but a different size.
I’ve thought of putting stock on the lathe and cutting out a T profile, and then putting it on the mill and cutting off one side of the T. It wouldn’t take that long to cut 16 of those. But everything else in this design could be made with a CNC router and standard parts, and it would be great if I could share the design and someone else with a large enough CNC router and necessary bits could make one.
So does there exist any sort of peg with an offset head that would fit in a hole like this?