well isn't that a neat little idea with the staple,but Nat look at your neck and heel,I mean come on its what were all trying to make,you make it look great by the way,its a great looking guitar,thanks eh,I might give it a try,lots of work on the arms I bet to get it looking that nice,must worked up a sweat,thanks for the tip Don
Hey Nate things are gettin back to normal for me. Had my right knee replaced last month and i`m slowly getting back into creating again. Looks like your building those fine lookin guits again, man always luved you work. You know how much i luv to see awesome wood and you always post pic`s showing that in your builds. Take care and drop by more....laters bro
On the tuning machine, the thing the string is wrapped around. The string wraps around the post which goes through the headstock and ends with the spur gear attached to it with that black screw. You can turn that screw to adjust the turner tension by the way, or remove it to loosen things up to swap the tuning key to the other side. The tuning key shaft goes through a notched set of tabs and has a worm gear at it's end which meshes with the spur gear on the post. By turning the tuning key the rotation is transferred to the post via the worm gear meshing with the spur gear and the string is wound tighter or loosened. Hope this helps.