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Nov 21, 2019 - 1:08:20 PM
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48 posts since 4/14/2006

 I put up some cheap Lowe’s cabinets in the garage and I was looking for something a little different to use as a knobs for the doors.  Anything you could buy at Lowe’s  besides plain wooden knobs or anything at  hobby lobby was way too expensive and I was about to just use shotgun shell brass. Then I ran across these super cheap Chinese tuners on eBay. Bingo. They're  awful tuners. Horrible. But for cabinet knobs, they’re sweet!   I rest well in the knowledge that one day when I die and my wife moves out, that whatever guy moves in will look at these cabinet doors I think “what in the world are those ??”


 

Edited by - bluegrasssboy on 11/21/2019 20:04:41

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:12:55 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

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22742 posts since 6/25/2005

That is cool.

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:22:52 PM

53265 posts since 12/14/2005

So, did you drill through the doors & tighten the nuts?
That seems the SIMPLEST way to hold 'em on.
Or did you do something more complicated?
Looks good.

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:47:24 PM
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kwl

USA

543 posts since 3/5/2009

Very nice looking addition to the cabinets. I have lots of old Champion friction tuners. I wonder if my wife would let me put them on our kitchen cabinets. You may be getting me in to trouble.

Nov 21, 2019 - 3:04:51 PM

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I have certainly never seen that done before. Funny it took someone 100 years to do that.

Love it. Going to steal your idea...if I can find a place in the house where some one won’t say “ C’mon...enough is enough. Stop with the banjo stuff already”

Nov 21, 2019 - 4:45:21 PM

1398 posts since 4/29/2013

That's one way to do it. Heck, I have a dowel stick that I cut too short for a banjo, so I ended up mounting it on the wall of my shop as a paper towel roll holder.

Edited by - Noah Cline on 11/21/2019 16:46:29

Nov 21, 2019 - 5:39:07 PM
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48 posts since 4/14/2006

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

So, did you drill through the doors & tighten the nuts?
That seems the SIMPLEST way to hold 'em on.
Or did you do something more complicated?
Looks good.


Mike, I drilled a hole slightly larger than the shaft through the door first.   The doors are too thick as they are so then I used a 1" wood boring spade drill bit to drill a recessed hole on the back side.  Then I just installed them like you would on a peghead. 


 

Edited by - bluegrasssboy on 11/21/2019 17:43:56

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:26:43 PM

53265 posts since 12/14/2005

Typical genius.
If you're ever near Milwaukee, WI, I'll meet you 30 miles north, at the ATLAS BBQ, and buy you a beverage.

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:52:07 PM
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What you should do to take it to the next level is put a small brass nail on the reverse side of the door up in the opposite corner from the tuning peg. Take a fine .10 banjo string from that nail to the banjo peg. Tighten it up. Put a small wedge of wood or discarded/cheap banjo bridge under the string and use the reverse side of the door as a sound board.

A completely useless and worthless endeavor, but if you have a musician buddy over, you can play the cabinetry...and it might actually sound nice. You already did the hard work to set this up.

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