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Krazy Kat Toons

"I am so happy to see these posted here. I have wanted to put a collection of Krazy Kat instruments together myself. A collection of cigar box/diddly bows from across comics would be really fun to look at. Pogo is full of them, and some more recent…"
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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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Forrest Johnson commented on Forrest Johnson's blog post How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.
"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!"
Aug 4, 2018
Wade commented on Forrest Johnson's blog post How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.
"This process might work well with something I was dabbling with a few years back- putting wooden knobs on zither tuners!!!"
Aug 2, 2018
Forrest Johnson commented on Forrest Johnson's blog post How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.
"Thank you, Wade! Those are all the marks I was aiming for!"
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Wade commented on Forrest Johnson's blog post How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.
"Bravo!!! This hit all the marks for me: Custom, Creative, Handmade and Budget friendly!!!"
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"Thanks, guys!"
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"That headstock looks awesome."
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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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