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Headstock/Pegbox building

Kevin Jollimore

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  • 9 months later...

Hmmm I swear I answered about gluing the scroll head to the head block -- grain orientation doesn't matter; don't sand smooth so the glue can grab both pieces; if  you don't feel comfortable wit just that, you can drill and glue in a dowel from either direction to make a more secure joint.

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  • 9 months later...

There are a whole pile of standard guitar headstock shapes in the PD. I downloaded all of them and then systematically scaled them down to something that makes sense for CBG. They would be also appropriate for 3 and 4 string dulcimer.

It doesn't look like I can share SVG files here so here is a link to my Dropbox with them in it. It also has a subdirectory containing all the originals. I hope this helps someone.

Head Stock Templates (Modified for 1-1/2" necks and 3 or 4 machines. )

Here are a couple examples on some necks:


Here is what the whole collection looks like printed out onto 1/2" mdf and carefully cut out.

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