The tuners are made by Waverly - high quality. This is one interesting instrument.
You can see how the head is a sort of "T" shape, with the front veneer covering the open space.
But I could be wrong.
The front veneer was easy. It's pretty thick. Although, the cracks closed up just a little. Probably should have left it on the banjo-mandolin.
It gets worse.
It worked fine, and I'll be able to sand it smooth as the bottom of a baby.
Then I think I'll shoot some nitro over it.
As for the back veneer...
The veneer is/was so thin that it just shattered into a gazillion pieces. What was I thinking? Why didn't I just fill it?
I guess I got crack-fill happy.
In the picture here, I'm measuring a piece of the shattered veneer. Yes, it's merely .047 of an inch! (1.19mm).
Then I glued it up to the headstock.
I'll stain it to match the trim on the neck and hope for the best. I think I can recover from this stupid goof. Hopefully.
To quote the legendary philosopher Bugs Bunny, "Eh, what a maroon!"