Just discovered this group.
Since I have been considering a headless build I have been researching (and brainstorming) the possibilities. I am working on a couple of ideas of my own, one of the DIY and simple home made style and another slightly more sophisticated solution, both in the CBG oriented builder style.
While I will work on those designs and share at some later point, I would be glad to share the pictures I have collected of ideas to study.
Found this video on youtube that offers a pretty neat DIY solution
Thanks for that Joe, I have seen several variations on that very idea and it is similar to one I was experimenting with. Still havent finished anything.
I like the tidy result and use of "found" materials though! I hadnt found any wing nuts in that thread, it might just be fine enough to work out well. I am a little concerned about the possibility of galling in the thrust area under the screw with guitar strings. (Not likely a problem on his uke project.) Perhaps and end plate of a different material would be better. I also think I would prefer allen heads over his slotted screws. Finally, with some experimenting I bet the assembly could be shortened up a little more to make it as compact as possible. Just some thoughts......
on my profile page, i have a headless aluminum guitar i made, i thought i had the string clamps things worked out, but it sheared off the thinner strings
i especially like the White Farm equipment yardstick,,used to have a white tractor when i farmed with my dad back in 70's