Shaping the Headstock

As seen previously, I roughed-in the headstock pretty early in the process.  Here is a shot of a nearly finished fingerboard sitting on the neck blank.

The headstock overlay is a piece of ebony.  Note the trussrod access hole drilled through the overlay.  I shaped the edges of the overlay using the drillpress and the sanding sleeves.

Just for comparison, here is a shot of the final headstock.  Ebony is really, really hard, and sanding it with progressively finer grades of sandpaper will produce a polished surfaced. The ebony looked great with the tung oil finish.
Next, I needed to rough shape the fingerboard.   Using a plywood template,

The headstock