#1
So im planning on making a Jackson shaped headstock on a scarf joint neck, just like normal Jacksons. However the jackson head stock is about 5" wide...

1. Does that mean I need a 5" wide blank?

2. since is going to have a scarf joint, is it possilbe to use like a 3" blank scarf the headstock part off. Then use some sort of jig to cut the headstock angle a little different so that the headstock part can be angled back, like a normal scarf neck, but to the side to allow the neck to be the full width of 5"?

3. Whats the easiest way to solve this width problem?

Heres a picture to help explain what I mean be width of the headstock.
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#2
Use a standard size blank. After gluing the scarf, glue on wooden "ears" to either side.
Draw out your shape, then cut it out.
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Use a standard size blank. After gluing the scarf, glue on wooden "ears" to either side.
Draw out your shape, then cut it out.


Glueing on ears sounds like it will need jointing... Is there a way where you dont need to do jointing. Also I have a blank already, not a stewmacs one, a peice of maple from the local wood store, Its 9" wide but I dont wanna use it for 1 neck only...

Plus I would like to try and keep the headstock one peice for looks sake... cause its not an ugly peice of maple.

So other than ears what ways are there? mainly just the ones i stated? or what?
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#4
It's the standard way to do it. if you do it right, with enough pressure from the clamps, you wont even know it's glued on.

The only other logical thing to do is to scarf the blank at 3" wide or whatever, and then cut out another piece 5" wide for the headstock, and cut the angle, plane it flat, and glue it on.

The ear method is so much easier.
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