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Old 04-28-2017, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Nemoman View Post
They look beautiful, Mark!

Definitely a great finishing touch to complete the whole look...
Thanks Nemoman!

Originally Posted by cigarfan View Post
I love your tuner buttons. Feel like they were meant to be.
Thanks cigarfan!

Here is what else I do when I make tuner buttons. I draw a circle on the wood blank, I cut the profile, rough them out on a sanding drum, clean them up with sandpaper, then buff them out. It would be a lot faster to use jigs but, then they would all be the same (partly why I try to avoid jigs whenever possible) They all have subtle differences. When mounting them I usually sort them out from thickest to thinnest and they go on that way from low E to high E. The big strings tend to have bigger buttons etc.
Eventually, as you become familiar with your guitar you'll likely become unconsciously aware of which string you're about to tune without needing to look. Of the hundreds of tuner buttons I've made and mounted no one has ever said "hey, these buttons don't match!"
Mark Hatcher

“Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable”.


Last edited by Mark Hatcher; 04-28-2017 at 05:34 PM.