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MAKING THE NECK  --  5

wpe4.jpg (11789 bytes)    Here I am gluing on a peghead overlay.

 

 

 

 

wpe5.jpg (7894 bytes)  The only necessity for doing jobs like this in batches is having lots of clamps.  These small C clamps are also used for gluing linings in place. So I have lots.

 

 

 Several necks with the peghead veneer glued in place.

 

 

 

wpe6.jpg (10680 bytes)  Here the overlay has been rough trimmed with a bandsaw.  I then final trim with a flush cut router bit, and, if needed, cut binding ledges with the same cutters I use for the body.   Most of my guitars have a bound peghead - typically a white black white purfling and tortoise binding to match the body.

 

 

 

wpe8.jpg (8445 bytes)  I thickness sand the peghead on a drum sander I built on one of my lathes.  Simple but very effective.

 

 

wpe9.jpg (8914 bytes)  A closer view of thickness sanding.  The curve near the fingerboard becomes part of the decorative volute I use on all my guitars.

 

 

wpeB.jpg (9048 bytes)    For slotted head necks I must start by drilling the peg holes.  I use a jig I purchased from Stewart MacDonald Mfg. for the purpose. 

 

 

wpeD.jpg (7178 bytes)    A closer view of this jig.

 

 

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