Hi guys I'm new to this site and new to building and I was just wanted to know what the little metal things are called that the strings go through at the base. I've added a photo

Many thanks

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Hi There Toofy 

The short answer is take a 4mm rivet hold the thick end in a pair of pliers and tap the long shaft on a bench on anything  and the shaft will come out and presto zezto  a string ferule 

You saved the day thanks man!!

your welcome and you can use the shaft as a bridge of nut set into an appropriate piece of wood if that makes sense.....

where are you based in the UK

That's a great idea! I will definitely use that then. Thanks

I'm from Kent!
I use a 3.2mm rivet(screwfix)and drill the hole with a 3mm bit. Creates a nice snug fit when taped in.
Cheers Dave thanks for the idea!!

i use these, found them in B&Q for £1 

Awesome, now that's a bargain! Thanks man

Another alternative Toofy,is bicycle spoke nipples,you can get them in many colours and cheap

Cheers darryl all this info is a great help to me!

Many thanks

I use 3mm rivets from tool station nice and cheap.

David

Thanks David much appreciated mate!

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