So my plan called for a curve in the headstock, the trunk of a ukulelephant has to curve after all and mandolin tuners have a straight backing plate. How to make a straight flat backing plate bend seems impossible. Metal is malleable. If you squash it, it stretches. If it stretches in one place it bends in another. All it takes is a hammer and a flat ended punch against a bit of steel (my vice) to make it bend. Only I didn't have a real punch so the end of a bolt will do.
I'm intrigued as to why you want to bend the plate!
For the next one of these
This version used two sets of 2 left 2 right small sealed tuners. I have 4 right hand ones spare now which will wait for a while till I finish a couple more ukulelephants. The advantage of the mandolin tuners is that the knobs can be flipped and the solid backing plate keeps everything nicely alligned.
You're obviously intent on building a herd of these,does the plan include the mammy and daddy guitelephants?
you could have cut the backing plate through the middle of the mounting hole then filed the inside to allow for the curve and still used the mounting holes ....
me too but i think he is trying to use what he already has.