Feb 17, 2013
The headstock overlay is cut from the same piece of bookmatched walnut as the rosette. A thin (0.020") maple veneer was sandwiched between the headstock and the walnut overlay.
First the tuner centers are marked.
Then a doweling jig is used to drill the tuner holes. Note the spacer on the back side of the headstock to center the doweling jig.
Larry Sakayama's shop in Wirtz
Meeting highlights: Scarf joint headstock, Slotted headstock, CNC machine progess, and a steam bending box. Guest - Littlebetty Darby.
Scarf Joint Headstock
Starting from the neck blank (left column top), the blank is first ripped into neck shafts, then the shafts are scarf cut for the 15 degree angled headstock. The thicker shaft (photo left) will be used to create a stacked heel.
The slots are made after the overlay is done (photos left column) and the tuner holes are drilled (photos left column).
The slots are first roughed out on the drill press, cleaned up with a chisel, and cut to final shape with a flush trim bit on the router.
Justen's CNC Progress
Justen brought a guitar body cut on his kit-built CNC machine. Also showed some test cuts on foam. He explained the set-up process and operation.
Litteberry plays Larry's first guitar. Roy, Howard, Robbie, and Littleberry examine a scarf joint neck.