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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post

    I used to cut into the finish /wood to make room for the Rubner lugs, but not anymore.

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    Hi Beau,

    The last time I saw you, you were toiling at the bench at Botany. I was one of those annoying old f*rts who kept Gerard from his work by discussing (picking his brain on) building technique. One memorable chat was on the vagaries of carbon fibre bracing. GG really knows his stuff and imparts it generously.

    When faced with the problem of stamped lugs on ganged tuners, I used a dental burr in a Dremel-type tool to tailor a small depression into the head wood.

    After coating the lug face with a slow drying marker pen, I pressed the tuners into place with sufficient pressure to mark their location on the head (this only works at the bare wood stage). It was then a quick and simple procedure to do a few shallow scoops on the pen marks. If it is done with a moderate amount of care, within the outline of the tuner base plate, it is very neat, quick and effective. It looks professional and if sanded before finishing, is hardly noticeable. It also nullifies the argument for the weakening of the lug joint.

    A friend used a punch, the head of which he ground and polished to look like the top of a miniature bread loaf.
    He used it after lacquering and more often than not, it cracked the finish... this played havoc with my OCD. I found it easier to use the burr than to make the punch tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazuku View Post
    Hi Beau,

    The last time I saw you, you were toiling at the bench at Botany. I was one of those annoying old f*rts who kept Gerard from his work by discussing (picking his brain on) building technique. One memorable chat was on the vagaries of carbon fibre bracing. GG really knows his stuff and imparts it generously.
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    Nice!-
    I'd need to see a pic of your face for any hope of remembering you as I taught a lot of students and dealt with many customer at Botany.

    Since making this video, i've seen a failed lug (which was not filed down) on Rubner.- that scares me a bit in using them anymore which is a shame as they are nice.

    I do the same thing with pressure to mark the lug location- i do it after finishing though- the lug is RIGHT next to the base plate edge which is another tick in the "THESE SUCK" column
    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    I'd need to see a pic of your face for any hope of remembering you as I taught a lot of students and dealt with many customer at Botany.


    Beau,
    I'll spare the UU readers from an ugly mug shot.
    I've visited Botany on four occasions over quite a few years, but unfortunately not as a customer or student. I can recall your presence on two occasions, once when you had a student group, and once when doing inlays on a stunning Tiger Myrtle 000, being built for my younger son.
    My boys are guitar 'nuts' and have multiple examples of your gifted building and decorative skills.
    It is morale depleting to notice that my efforts get played, at best, infrequently. (The clue here is what is/isn't out on the stands when I visit).
    But, where I have cashed in on their passions, is that I have spent a few fascinating hours with both Gerard and Trevor … and to a hobby builder, that is not only a privilege, but a huge boon to the knowledge bank .... now, if only I could apply it all to my skill set.

    Back on topic:
    I have never deemed my builds as deserving of Rubners, but all the brands that I have used suffer the same lug related problems. The lug stampings on some are even more pronounced than the Rubners, so my solution never went past digging a shallow grave and burying them (in the head stock, not in the back yard).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazuku View Post
    Beau,
    I'll spare the UU readers from an ugly mug shot.
    I've visited Botany on four occasions over quite a few years, but unfortunately not as a customer or student. I can recall your presence on two occasions, once when you had a student group, and once when doing inlays on a stunning Tiger Myrtle 000, being built for my younger son.
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    Nice!- post a pic of the tiger myrtle 000 here!- i've love to see it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    ... post a pic of the tiger myrtle 000 here!- i've love to see it again.
    I'm sure this one would not have been on-sold … I'll track it down and post a pic or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post

    These Schaller lugs look like a good idea. Attachment 112872
    I think you mean Scheller rather than Schaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Franklin View Post
    I think you mean Scheller rather than Schaller.
    These look very similar to be Swiss made Schertler Tuning Heads and lovely ones at that. Edit: But I guess they're not! Funny how they all start with "S"!
    Last edited by gochugogi; 08-22-2019 at 11:49 PM.

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    Sheesh … dual bearing/bushings ... these should outlast several instrument lifetimes. (Scheller)

    [url]https://www.gitarrenmechaniken.com/en/guitar-tuners/plates-knops-caps-sleeves/[/url

    Go to the 'Other Tuners Tab.
    Last edited by bazuku; 08-23-2019 at 04:18 AM. Reason: Additional information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    Nice!- post a pic of the tiger myrtle 000 here!- i've love to see it again.
    Hi Beau,
    I tracked down the Tassie Myrtle OOO and took a few snapshots in less than helpful lighting conditions. They should be good enough to help you remember the instrument.
    The owner ran through a magical Michael Fix original as a 'sound check'... it sounds as good as it looks.
    I will do a future post on a Western Australian Sheoak OOO that you may also remember.P1010367.jpg
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    Last edited by bazuku; 08-31-2019 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Added Photo

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    One more.P1010365.jpg
    Last edited by bazuku; 08-31-2019 at 05:47 PM.

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