How many different Ideas are there out there for tuners?

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you might try the search function. I just did and there are 15 pages worth of posts... ought to be a good idea or two there....
Hey Steve-- My last project was a 3 string made with eyebolt tuners. I didn't think it was gonna work, but it did. It's a little bit of a pain to get
into tune, but once you do it stays there. I started with a modified slotted headstock--I drilled big holes for the strings to attach to the tuners. Here's a pic:

On the eye side of the bolt I've just put a plain old fender washer. On the other, a fender washer and a wingnut. I originally had a lock-washer between the wingnut and the fender washer, but that caused a lot of hassle when I needed to make adjustments, so I just took it out. Seems to work fine without. I drilled holes in the shaft of the bolt to stick the string through. I found it helped to flatten the spot off with my dremel so the drill bit wouldn't deflect off to the side. What I've done is crank the wingnuts down so that the string tension doesn't wind them backwards, but so that I can still (barely) make adjustments myself.
BT, That is a very nice looking headstock.... the bevel sanding out of the slots and the way you cut the top really works together... nice job. the best, Wichita Sam
BT Cohosh said:
Hey Steve--


My last project was a 3 string made with eyebolt tuners. I didn't think it was gonna work, but it did. It's a little bit of a pain to get into tune, but once you do it stays there.


I started with a modified slotted headstock--I drilled big holes for the strings to attach to the tuners. Here's a pic:


On the eye side of the bolt I've just put a plain old fender washer. On the other, a fender washer and a wingnut. I originally had a lock-washer between the wingnut and the fender washer, but that caused a lot of hassle when I needed to make adjustments, so I just took it out. Seems to work fine without.

I drilled holes in the shaft of the bolt to stick the string through. I found it helped to flatten the spot off with my dremel so the drill bit wouldn't deflect off to the side.

What I've done is crank the wingnuts down so that the string tension doesn't wind them backwards, but so that I can still (barely) make adjustments myself.
BT, Love the way you drilled holes for each eye bolt ....Looks great- I may have to steal your idea :-)- running low on turners!!!! I used eye bolts on my last build but I used elastic stop nuts in place of the wing nuts . You just tighten them down until they don't back off . Then I cut out one large slot for the all three eye bolts..
Thanks for the kindness. I'm actually planning on sculpting the headstock a little more--I didn't want to put too much effort until I knew if it was going to work.

I should probably just leave well enough alone, but I've developed an addiction to my Dremel drum-sander....

BTW, I'm currently working on a ukulele version of this design built into a tiny Punch box. I'm curious to see how it works with 4 strings.
with tine eyebolts???? that ought to be cool looking...

BT Cohosh said:
Thanks for the kindness. I'm actually planning on sculpting the headstock a little more--I didn't want to put too much effort until I knew if it was going to work.

I should probably just leave well enough alone, but I've developed an addiction to my Dremel drum-sander....

BTW, I'm currently working on a ukulele version of this design built into a tiny Punch box. I'm curious to see how it works with 4 strings.
I'm actually using thumbscrews -- I can't remember what gauge, but considerably smaller than the 1/4 inch eyebolts. I'm a little worried about getting the string holes drilled in the thinner shafts, so I may have to come up with an alternative for securing the strings.
Your headstock looks cool ,I thank you for your idea, I will have to try this out!
BT Cohosh said:
Hey Steve--


My last project was a 3 string made with eyebolt tuners. I didn't think it was gonna work, but it did. It's a little bit of a pain to get into tune, but once you do it stays there.


I started with a modified slotted headstock--I drilled big holes for the strings to attach to the tuners. Here's a pic:


On the eye side of the bolt I've just put a plain old fender washer. On the other, a fender washer and a wingnut. I originally had a lock-washer between the wingnut and the fender washer, but that caused a lot of hassle when I needed to make adjustments, so I just took it out. Seems to work fine without.

I drilled holes in the shaft of the bolt to stick the string through. I found it helped to flatten the spot off with my dremel so the drill bit wouldn't deflect off to the side.

What I've done is crank the wingnuts down so that the string tension doesn't wind them backwards, but so that I can still (barely) make adjustments myself.
I've drilled out tuner posts to larger sizes and have drilled new holes in smaller bolts. A good tap with a center punch is usually all that's needed... that and a good vise...

the best,

Sam


BT Cohosh said:
I'm actually using thumbscrews -- I can't remember what gauge, but considerably smaller than the 1/4 inch eyebolts. I'm a little worried about getting the string holes drilled in the thinner shafts, so I may have to come up with an alternative for securing the strings.
A good vise.... You wouldn't believe how many time I've thought to myself how handy one of those would be....

I'm working under pretty primitive conditions--my vise is my thumb pressing whatever it is against my saw table. Probably not shop-teacher approved.

I'll have to watch the garage sales this summer....

Wichita Sam said:
I've drilled out tuner posts to larger sizes and have drilled new holes in smaller bolts. A good tap with a center punch is usually all that's needed... that and a good vise...

the best,

Sam


BT Cohosh said:
I'm actually using thumbscrews -- I can't remember what gauge, but considerably smaller than the 1/4 inch eyebolts. I'm a little worried about getting the string holes drilled in the thinner shafts, so I may have to come up with an alternative for securing the strings.
Here's my take on the eye bolt tuner. I've got another easier idea, but we'll see if I get around to trying it out. If you're lucky, like two out of three for me, the wing nuts only lock the bolt instead of holding the tension.

Cohosh - Didn't see your post before I posted mine. I guess great minds think alike. Your guitar looks great!

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