I’m on my second telecaster build. This weekend I sprayed nitro for the first time. I researched techniques and safety for about 5 months and became really hesitant to take action, but I also knew that the weather is changing and I wouldn’t have many more weekend days with ideal temperature and relative humidity. It might sound cheesy, but I suddenly realized that I had to take a risk. I was so afraid of making a mistake that I was nearly paralyzed. I like to do things well, but I had to accept that this guitar (or any guitar) won’t be perfect and it will get dinged up over time anyway if I actually use it. It was a good reminder that the point of doing this was to have fun and that I shouldn’t get too attached to the object anyway. I wonder what other people have learned while building guitars? Little bits of wisdom? Big life lessons? Moments of truth?