Hey everyone! So after a long time of asking build questions in different threads I got the tip that it would be better for me to make a build thread, so not only is this going to be where I post questions, but also where I post my progress! Here's the lowdown, this is a quartersawn Black Walnut Telecaster with a quartersawn Hard Maple neck and East Indian Rosewood fingerboard, a W/B/W pickguard, chrome vintage style hardware, a bone nut, and a tung oil finish (though I might do a switch it to a tung oil varnish blend like Old Masters). The template is from guitarbuildingtemplates.com of a 1958 custom shop Telecaster. Now that I've set the premise for my first build, I guess I should start with my first question. Can someone, using arrows, show me which way I need to route on a Telecaster body to prevent tearout? I saw the body building 101 thread but I struggled to understand the drawings. Second, when routing the body shape, do I need to flip over the body at all to prevent tearout? If you are kind enough to draw me a diagram with arrows, can you indicate which spots and which direction I need to route if I have to flip the body over? Thanks everyone and stay tuned!