You don’t have to use one of these, but it is fun.
You can simply drill a hole and trim it to fit later.
on the silver and the ebony, glue with medium CA (Super Glue),
and hit it with a spray of Insta-Set once everything is lined up.
I just use a jewlers saw and cut the excess silver,
file and polish. I like to add what I call “Faux Pins”
in the head. These are silver pins that go through the silver
only into the ebony of the head plate. These pins help
keep the silver attached, but do not damage the pernambuco
of the head by causing pin-cracks.