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    I've run out of tru-oil so decided to attack the headstock. I will try to do a hockey stick style - not sure if I should paint it black or use a maple veneer and keep it natural.

    I have sanded the top to remove the original black finish. Cut the end and side to be square and added a wing from scrap pine wood. I will leave it clamped for a day to let the titebond set .

    Hopefully tomorrow I can sand it down.
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    Sanded the wing added to the headstock into a hockey stick shape. Then glued maple veneer to the top and sanded to the size of the new headstock. I won't do the back at the moment and will see how it looks after some tru-oil.
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    Nicely done. Can we see a pic of the back?
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    Thanks Sonic.

    The back - I was going to put some veneer on but decided against it.
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    Decided to try out a truss rod cover for the pine explorer.
    I was after something a little different to the normal bell style.
    Not sure yet if I'm completely happy with it though!
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    A bit large for the headstock maybe . Maybe mimic the overall banana shape and smooth off that top angle?

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    A bit large for the headstock maybe . Maybe mimic the overall banana shape and smooth off that top angle?
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    Forgot to mention that it was very nice work on the headstock graft.

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    Thanks Simon.
    It is good to try different things and push my skills. I definitely would not have tried it 30 years ago.
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    Very brave and a good outcome.
    Truss rod cover shape looks good and if scaled down to maybe 70% or 80% may not look so dominant.

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