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Hello again all

Hope you are all doing well.

Just a quick question, I am building an OM acoustic. I was thicknessing the headstock and I was doing my last pass when my router bit slipped and took off more than I planned. 

It is now 12mm thick which is a bit thin.

I was planning on using olive wood on the headstock and currently it is 3mm thick at the moment. Do you think I can add strength by keeping it at 3mm and use a veneer on the back also to bring the total thickness to 15.5mm?

Lastly, If you think this will work, would you recommend epoxy or wood glue for a thin veneer for the back?

Iv attached the only pic I have of the headstock at the moment.

As always, thank you for reading and thank god for this forum of people much more intelligent than myself.

 

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Hi Norrie,

I would say yes to both questions.......and I'd just use titebond original for every glue job except when gluing the fretboard to the body....then use hide glue. 

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I'm fairly sure that at 12mm it's still strong enough, but better wait for the experts to advise you on that. Adding your 3mm olive wood will certainly give you the thickness you need and I'd use the regular titebond glue. What I'm not sure about is how to blend the 3mm into the headstock where it meets the fretboard, is the fretboard glued in place yet?


   
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I'd say that the thickness is more to do with the tuners fitting neatly, rather than a strength requirement.

I'd add the thicker veneer.  Using good old Titebond (if it's good enough to keep the neck in the body, it's good enough for this job).

Of course, then you'll have to bind the headstock so that it doesn't look odd from the side ...

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Thank you Russ, Robin & tv1, 

That's put my mind at ease. I've still to glue the fretboard anyway so will work on that and in the meantime I will practise blending on scrap before doing anything with the headstock. Titebond all the way, that's what I thought.


   
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@norriemac 

I think I would glue the 3mm olive wood onto the headstock before gluing the fretboard in place. Then flatten off the olive wood down to level with the top face of the neck where the nut is going sit. Thats a nice fretboard you've got too.


   
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@robin , Thanks Robin, that's a no bad idea. I was thinking of altering the shape of the headstock slightly and I have scrap I can use to test that out and see how it looks. Will try that this week. 🙂


   
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I think I have sorted the headstock now. Olive wood thicknessed to 2mm and I have also thicknessed a piece of walnut which matches the neck.

With both together I think it will work out when I get to the glueing stage. Thickness good and tuners will fit.


   
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Headstock veneer glued, just need to get a reamer for the tuner holes, after that it's onto leveling & radius the fretboard. It's incredibly cold in the workshop so keeping it hidden from my son at home. Here's a couple of pics of the rough carve of the neck, defo will take just a little bit more off.

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That is looking good @norriemac!


   
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Those are some tasty looking woods there.  And a great save on the headstock too.

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Coming along nicely @norriemac. Great work.

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@norriemac 

Beautiful wood, always great to read about a 'fix it'

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Nice wood


   
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Happened to me too. Depth stop on my router slipped.

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That’s a quality save there - the “rear veneer” looks excellent.

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Happened to me too. Depth stop on my router slipped.

That turned out really well, I'd say that one was a happy accident.


   
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@robin yup


   
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@tv101 phew! Took a step back and told myself I can do this.


   
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