But I still did some quality work in the workshop, removing a back on an early Pinecone to strengthen and englarge the neck glue joint. The repair was a total success, delighted to be using glue that can be separated with a hot thin spatula/knife. Then I got on to preparing spalted maple head plates for future tenors. I was able to prepare 24 of them for the laser man to cut out. Here are some of them. Take a look at the fascinating grain and color in those pieces. Each one unique.
This spalted maple, with my signature g set into it has become my standard peg head plate and I really love it. The wood has infinite beauty and variety, It seems to work with any wood that I choose for an instrument. I have quite a bit more of it- so for now spalted maple shall be my signature peg head plate.