Freeman: That's a great tip. I will probably use that idea. The watchmaker's pliers idea did not work - they won't cut the tangs; but I do have compound action sprue cutters, that will take most of the work out of that task. I had a few minutes while proofing loaves of bread (40 minutes), so I made the neck profile templates. And now after preheating the oven to 400 degrees F., in another 40 minutes fresh bread should be done and ready to come out of the oven . I also measured the distance from the last nut cut to the 12th fret on an inlayed fretboard that Guitarbuilder had sent me many years ago. It measured 314.0 mm x 2 = 628/25.4 = 24.724 scale length. Not sure what it's for, but maybe someday I can build a guitar to use that. It's already bound and side dotted, and inlayed. Too pretty to not use it. Thanks, again, Marty. Now - back to the Bat Cave to try to frame up a a box to run the router on to create the pickup and neck planes. Photos at the 11:00 News Break.