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cutting an angled headstock

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Worshiper, Feb 20, 2005.


  1. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    Can anyone tell me what you all use when you cut the piece of wood to be used for both the neck and the headstock at the 165 degree angle? I've tried a chop saw but it can't make that angle. Then I tried a table saw, and teh blade is not big enough to cut the width. Please help.
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  3. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    A band saw is what I'm going to use. You need about a half an inch between the wood and the guard/guide/whatever. I'd use a jig, too, because holding the wood so it is cut at an exact thirteen- to fifteen-degree angle is tricky otherwise.
     
  4. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    I cut my headstock at an angle without making a scarf joint. I am going to use a volute for added strength, and my angle is 8 1/2 degrees.
     
  5. River Gambler

    River Gambler

    Feb 10, 2005
  6. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    that is the site I posted.t