So I just started my first actual tele style build since being on TDPRI! I decided to make a 3/4 size thinline for my little boys birthday that is coming up. I decided to do a basswood thinline with a laminate birch top, so that it will be nice and light for him. A little late on starting the thread and taking some photos, but I started with a solid piece of basswood about 13" x 11", just big enough to be exactly 3/4 size. Some $2 particle board from ikea did the trick for making up a template from the plan I printed out. I made a make-shift routing table from some 2x4's and part of the ikea particle board and some plastic from the thrift shop.Half way through routing my trim bit's bearing burnt up... I guess I still need a bit of practice with routing. Had to wait a few days for a replacement bearing before getting the body cut out. Afterwards I thought I would use the same template and cut out guides for the cavities. The edge of the particle board ripped out and by that point I was a bit too impatient to make another template, so decided there was no problem with free hand routing the cavities and then later I can just clean them up a bit with some sanding. I have cut out the pickguard on a piece of pearl white 3-ply pickguard material. Does anyone have any tips on beveling the edge? I had read a lot of people just use a razor for it and so I have started to do that, seems like a lot of work though, especially difficult on the tight curves.