Re: Mandolin Headstock overlays
I like the idea of cutting the outside perimeter of the front- or back plate with a knife -- but it must be pretty difficult to cut out the big scroll of headstock? Seems like you'd have to cut that from the backside and the edge of the headstock is beveled?
Originally Posted by Rob Grant
BTW, the thinnest ebony headstock overlay blanks that StewMac sells are 3/32" which I am sure is much too thick for cutting with a knife? I could sand it down to the desired thickness I suppose.
But more important I want to cut the headstock overlay to be smaller (by about 1/16") than the actual headstock all around the periphery so I can add binding without having to route it. I attached a diagram -- I'm not sure its clear enough to actually be helpful though.
Due to current budgetary restrictions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off -- sorry about the inconvenience.