I don't want a standard uke bridge on these three ukes I"m building, with the tie on/bridge all one part. 

But with a plain-end string, you can't just run it through a plate on the tail end with a hole drilled in it.

So!  Post your string termination cheesecake photos here and help out a fellow builder who's stumped!

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Not sure how you're fixed for space, but could you tie on to something like a violin tailpiece (or a copysteal of one)?
not enough room, naz. just a small indian tabac box. i still might do the tail plate thing, and tie the strings onto a short dowel or brass rod or piece of coathanger. gotta work on my macrame skills then.
It's not very sexy, but save the ball ends from old guitar strings and tie them on:

I love that striker plate! Is that just a standard uky knot?


Johnny Debit said:
It's not very sexy, but save the ball ends from old guitar strings and tie them on:


It's probably easiest to see on the C string with the green ball. Just thead it through the ball once, twice, then wrap the end through loop you made twice, and pull tight.


Diane in Chicago said:
I love that striker plate! Is that just a standard uky knot?




Johnny Debit said:
It's not very sexy, but save the ball ends from old guitar strings and tie them on:


The method that I use is to cut a slot into a tail piece and, with a knot tied into the end of the string, the string is located into the slot. The knot prevents the string pulling through.

Here is an awful, out of focus picture of this method that I found on my computer
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The Tabac uke I built had enuff room to do the regular wrap/tie method as a neck-thru, but you coulg just as easily tie a big double square knot and it will hold ... nbot really a lot of tension on uke strings.


Matt

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