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    "Well, in my opinion, all electric guitars should be at extreme risk."

    My uncle's Stradivarius cello has some beautiful mechanisms! Certainly not the 6 for $6 variety.

    ( Oops! Actually it just has tapered pegs, now that I think about it. Still beautiful, though.)

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    If it's got to be strong try base tuning machines, I'm an old base player for many years and I have often thought of these for my large scale model ship building! They would work great for a scale tugboat winch drive and exc!

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    I made a small rotary table for my Proxxon Mill using a guitar machine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bony View Post
    Another source is from onld CD & DVD drives, althougj the mechanisms are fabricated from plastic.
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    If you can get your hands on some early floppy drives, some had brass worms.

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    Makes me think of using them as winch-like clamping devices. Anchored well, spooling 80 pound test braided Dacron to a capstan will offer serious pulling force, to any shape.
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