I've been having a problem. I like to use wood that is a bit more than 3/4" thick for my necks...but I just started making slanted headstocks as detailed in the new book by Mike Orr. Problem is, now the headstock is too thick for my tuners. I can't find longer tuners at Gitty's. Is there a solution to this besides thinning my headstock???? Thanks for any advice you can give.
3 a side on a plate tuners are a little bit longer for slotted headstocks, but the farther your wraps are from the gear, the harder it will be to turn. 16-17mm is thick enough for fender and gibson, thick enough for you too...
You could take a 3/4" fostner bit and drill down about 1/8" or so to expose more of the tuner. Or what i do is a pocket peghead, routering out an 1/8" overall depth on the whole peghead top.http://handmademusic.ning.com/photo/routing-out-the-tuner-pocket?co...
I think I will try the Fortsner bit. I don't own a drill press and I've heard the Forstner bits can be hard to drill straight by hand. But I'll give it a try. Thanks!
whatch the jim frets vid its shown how he handle that on his scarf joints i belive its on the cake pan build
Thanks for the tip. I'll seek it out! :)
Thanks, Jeff. I like your idea. I think I'll try this on the headstock I'm working on now. The pic was a big help.