I am after some brass eyelets for sound holes, no problem finding them in the 0.5 - 0.75 inch sort of range.
I am trying to find some in the 1.5 - 2.0 inch range, but not really having any luck.
Where do you folks get yours?
Thanks in advance.
In the UK, Dunelm stock just the eyelets in various colours and finishes - in the curtain department
The curtain department at a local shop had some plastic ones which work a treat. Thanks to all for the advice.
Also I have just finished a CBG and used sink strainers which I really like.
Sink strainers sounds good Alex. Have you got any pictures?
Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread. My second and latest build has a sink strainer sound hole. Unfortunately the box I used wasn't big enough to use two so it's asymetrical. Maybe I'll add some sort of pickguard to hide the carelessly removed "SMOKING KILLS" label and balance up the appearance a little.
I've also been looking for big eyelets so the Dunelm suggestion looks good. Thanks!
These look pretty cool too - only 99p. Just ordered some on the "I never know what I might want" basis!!
Denis, very similar to the ones I got from a pound shop.
I am really happy with the results, and will very shortly be buying a bunch more of them.
Stuart, no problem with the hi-jack. Nice guitar.
What have you used for the tail stock to anchor the strings?
The strings are anchored with a somewhat modified brass picture hook - the old type that hang on picture rails. I felt a bit guilty about cutting it up as it was probably quite old but it was perfect for the job. My other guitar uses a brass hinge, also pretty heavily modified.