String through the body ferrules
If there's one thing I can't stand, it's when these things fall out of the body. Not a big deal but just one of those little things that can tick you off, know what I mean? Anger issues? Definitely lol!! So anyhow, I figured I'd make a set that couldn't just fall out anymore.
Bottom section - the part that will accept the "ball" end of the string.
These once again are made from brass to match the theme we have going here.
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As usual we start with a "blank" piece of brass by trimming the ends to size, center drill both sides, then drill the final hole that's going through the part, and then drilling the large diameter to acomodate the ball end of the string.
An operation not shown was a another clearance angle I put down inside the hole that accepts the ball end of the string. This will allow the part of the string the wraps around the ball to have a smooth transition going into the hole.
If I didn't put that in there, there's a good chance the string would break on that edge. You can see it in the following two pics if you look really hard:
String through the body ferrules, continued
Top section - The actual part that will be installed in the top of the body where the string will exit.
Done with all 6 ferrules!
How long was the total machining process?
You're looking at about 3-4 hours but I wasn't treating it like a money maker :-)
I think we're all ready for the "Budman Floyd Rose".
Believe it or not, I've actually played with the idea of this, who knows!