"Maybe it is the rosewood then. I just took another look at the pegs, and they definitely are not ebony. Nice looking pegs.
I have not tried to put compound on the pegs. Too many other fish to fry. I should do that. I could also try to shave them…"
"I have a Bell Boucher banjo and it has ebony tuning pegs and they turn very smoothly and stay tuned, but To me they don't look too much like traditional banjo tuners, but other than that, he also makes some very nice Banjos."
"I have a Flesher Boucher minstrel that I built from a kit. It has beautiful rosewood violin tuners for pegs. I dread tuning the instrument because the pegs stick and slip and chatter in the holes. I have had to pound them out of the holes with the…"
"I make my pegs out of walnut. They work better than the ebony violin pegs because they aren't as sticky. I think the softer wood compresses more than the ebony and therefore has a better fit... so I don't have to jam them in quite so hard.…"