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    Yes, the tuners are metal of a smaller diameter than the nylon poles found on classical guitars, so finer tuning as you described. Using flat wound strings I donít change then very often, therefore not an issue. From the moment I posted the photos and compared them my mind was made up. If anything I might make it slightly narrower at the nut end but it will a question of practicality from here on.

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    That's all fine then.

    Just consider headstock strength before taking too much wood away at the nut area. You've got the truss rod cut-out weakening the area, and it's an angled mahogany neck, so you really need as much wood around that area as you can live with for strength.

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    Half way through the head stock Iím wondering if I should of stuck a veneer on top to provide extra strength. Not too late, just annoying to take off 2mm. I donít know much about mahogany but It was soft enough for me to be able to push the hole punch into the sides easily enough. Btw, Simon is correct regarding neck and headstock all being one piece.
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    Ok, couldnít help myself. Iím sure it would of been fine but making a veneer sandwich will make it nice and strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    Ok, couldnít help myself. Iím sure it would of been fine but making a veneer sandwich will make it nice and strong.
    Yeah that 1/2" plywood should make it really strong!
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    (Whereís Simonís picture of Captain Picard)

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    Crude but effective way of drilling tuner holes.
    #doing the right thing in lockdown.
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    That is not crude, it is innovative and creative! Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakersdozen View Post
    Nice use of the bricks there dude.
    I think the plywood looked better .

    #doing the right thing in lockdown.
    Yeah, saw that on the news. And things were going so well...
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