While waiting for the rim and neck block to arrive, I plan to cut out my headstock from the rosewood faceplate. I have a template that resembles the 30's Martin below, but I could easily leave the top corners pointy for a stately early look, as represented below by the Tony Rice model. Any preferences?
Santa Cruz Tony Rice
To cut out the headstock, I'm first gluing a paper template to the rosewood faceplate. I'll cut this out using a coping saw with a fine toothed blade. Then I'll glue that to the neck's headstock (once I have it), and cut it out using a bandsaw. After that, I'll sand the sides smooth.