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Wade commented on Forrest Johnson's blog post How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.
"I have a vid somewhere here where I built a banjo 5th tuner with a zither pin. It’s fairly straight forward to figure out. I like the custome look and economy of making them"
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"Yeah Wade, I was actually planning on using a zither tuner for the 5th string before I stumbled into the banjo set. That still needs to happen!"
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"This process might work well with something I was dabbling with a few years back- putting wooden knobs on zither tuners!!!"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Through the book "Made By Hand: Finding Meaning in a Throw Away World"
How many instruments have you built so far?
20 or 30?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the challenge of reclaiming as much material as possible. I see my building as an ethical statement as well as something fun and artistic.

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How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 6:30pm 7 Comments

I had trouble finding good instructions for how to make tuner buttons, so I put together my own how-to and thought folks here might find it useful. here is the link: How to make hardwood tuning buttons

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At 1:05am on October 23, 2016, Hard luck chuck said…
Hi Forrest - I just discovered you're in OR too. My iPad doesn't let me view your videos, I'll have to check them out when I'm near a PC. I did run through your photos, pretty cool stuff you've built.
At 2:24pm on August 19, 2014, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Forrest

 
 
 

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