The headstock is .605" thick which is exactly the same as the D28 I'm copying. The plate and veneer add an additional .100" which will make the headstock too thick  to mount the tuners.
This incredibly handy little Safety Planer mounts in a drill press and does a great job.  I've even thinned sides and backs with it! It's a great little tool.
Another inexpensive tool is this sanding sleeve. After tracing the outline of the headstock I simply sanded up to the line. Because I want to access the truss rod from inside the guitar I'm gluing a filler in the end of the channel at the head stock.
Everything is ready to go together. Installing the truss rod is a simple matter of pressing it into the slot.
Here is where I screwed up! I didn't notice that the veneer slipped when I clamped it. I had to use an iron to heat and soften the glue so that I could reposition the veneer. Using a 3/8" drill because I can't find a 10mm.  I'll have to ream the holes in order to install the tuners.
I used a flush cutting bit in my router to trim the headstock veneer. Then I used a 45 degree bevel router bit to expose a bit more of the maple veneer.  I think it's a nice effect.
To ascertain the location of the fret markers I drafted the locations of the strings right onto the fretboard. After marking the locations for the dots I use a 1/4" brad-point drill which cuts an accurate hole and leaves a flat bottom.
  You've got to be careful not to drill too deep. A drill stop would be really handy for this.
A few drops of Cyano acrylate glue in a piece of aluminum foil make it easy to wet the bottom of the inlay with glue and not get it all over myself. The mother of pearl dots are a tight fit.
A quick bit of sanding to level the inlay and we're ready to begin installing the frets. Cut each fret a little oversized and begin a tapping it in at one end.
This hammer has a hard plastic insert in the head so that the frets won't be dented as I pound them in. This job goes very quickly.  Once you get the hang of it each fret goes in cleanly with several quick blows.
Using an old credit card to spread the glue evenly. Notice that I'm not allowing glue on the truss rod. A quick swipe with my finger assures that the glue is where I want it.
To make certain that the fret board doesn't slip when I clamp it I drive two staples in it's back, then remove all but one leg of the each staple. Here, I'm trimming the end of the head stock overlay so that I can fit the nut.

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