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    Default Mike Blohm Handel Tuner Replicas

    You may recollect that Mike Blohm posted pictures of an octave mandolin he made. I was pretty wowed by them as a vintage nut should be, and here are my photos of a set Mike sent me:
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    Great stuff!
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    The ones above would go on Waverlies, though he can get the buttons to fit other tuner types. Fantastic stuff Mike, very well done. Mike's cafe name is Mike Blohm, so you can private message him if you are interested
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    Very nice work. I might have to inquire about a set.
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    yummey....what will those fit on?

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    Are the buttons real ivory or are they celluloid?

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    I hope he's ready for the demand he's gonna get for these. They look awesome!

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    Wallpaper!

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    Those are amazing!
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    Desktop sized:

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    Wow! #That camera takes great photos. #It even shows all the fuzz I left on them from the buffer.

    These are replacement buttons from Stew-Mac. #They make some for Waverly and some for Schaller tuners. #They are hard plastic. #There are directions for mounting them in Stew-Mac's helpful hints. #They are a little tricky to mount on Schallers. #I think it said you could mount them on the tuner stems with wings but you had to take a dremel and carve out for the wings. #They don't make ivroid buttons for Grovers or Gotohs. #Wish they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by
    They don't make ivroid buttons for Grovers or Gotohs. Wish they did.
    They can be made to fit the Gotohs, I replaced the cheap looking ones of my Eastman. Use thicker super glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Mike Blohm @ July 03 2006, 00:52)
    Wow! #That camera takes great photos. #It even shows all the fuzz I left on them from the buffer.
    I rarely miss a chance to use the macro lens!

    Great work Mike, just let me say it again.. great work
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    [QUOTE]Are you selling these or directing us to Stew-Mac?

    Sorry fo the confusion. I buy the buttons from Stew-Mac and engrave and inlay them.

    I will sell them. They are very time consuming so I don't think I can turn out a large volume. Scott said I could mention price. I'm asking $250 a set for the buttons. For Schaller tuners I might have to install them. That might work better.

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    I went to the Stewart MacDonald's web site to find the reproduction Handel tuner knobs and they were not there. Do you know of a source for them?
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    JSmandolin: Mike is getting the plain ones from Stew-Mac and doing a time-consuming process to make replica Handel buttons from them- so you'd purchase from Mike directly!
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    You can contact me at. #Blohmmandolins@cablemt.net

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    Beautiful work, and really a bargain at $250; very cool Mike!

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    I wouldn't do them for that - great buttons and very fair price!
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    On these I used my 500 watt halogen work light for more light. It made everything yellow. Looks old.
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