I would like to replace the plastic knobs on some inexpensive tuners with hand made wooden ones. Does anybody know a good way to squarish holes to fit the tuner shaft?

Views: 77

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Small (jeweler's?) files. There flat, round, square & curved shapes. Probably the square. The square ones can be <1/8" wide & if you find the right set, may taper from a point to the widest part.

Try C.B. Gitty. If you don't see anything like that, maybe Harbor Freight or other economical tool place.

Murray
I have more than one set, all 'disposable' quality, I think from a low-end import tool store that closed.

Thanks, I was thinking it would be something like that.

I learned an easy trick for this back in my days on the road: you hang the end of a gun type solder iron on the tuner & when it heats up , you press the tuner button on, done. make sure you drill a smaller pilot hole in the new tuner button, this makes it easier to Center & make sure to take the tuner off the guitar before you add heat? 

Great idea. Will it work for wood?

As long as it’s not glaring hot, it should. The metal will cool down rapidly if it’s not too hot? Another way I’ve seen, is to do two halves. One half has a flat channel & the other has a round channel. When they’re glued together, they make the perfect shape? 

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Busking Songs...

Started by Nomad Jack in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by J. D. Woods on Wednesday. 7 Replies

crossover guitar.

Started by Timothy Hunter in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Apr 10. 14 Replies

Tune up songs

Started by Ghostbuttons in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Mar 9. 5 Replies

Duel output jacks

Started by Justin Stanchfield in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 8. 6 Replies

How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Southern Ray Feb 21. 2 Replies

Latest Activity

Glenn Kaiser commented on Glenn Kaiser's video
Thumbnail

GK less Paul Diddley Bow

"Often quite true Uncle John :) -Glenn"
45 minutes ago
Gary O'slide posted videos
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Glenn Kaiser's video
Thumbnail

GK less Paul Diddley Bow

"Ha, Ha.  Less is more."
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

Up the Hill A D Eker 2024

"Sounding good, A.D. Great looking git."
2 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

Up the Hill A D Eker 2024

"Thanks Keith ! appreciated !"
2 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

Up the Hill A D Eker 2024

"Thank you for the comment Doug !appreciated !"
2 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked A.D.EKER's video
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Ghostbuttons's photo
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Crazed Fandango's photo
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked J. D. Woods's discussion Are metal frets necessary?
4 hours ago
BrianQ. posted a status
"R.I.P. Dickey Betts, Thanx for the memories!!!"
4 hours ago

Music

© 2024   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->