I borrowed a friend’s SM nut slotting gauge and really liked using it. Was about to pull the trigger and buy one until I saw the price. Remembered that I had a dial indicating gauge in my tool box. Decided to make my own. Used a piece of Jarrah. Drilled the 3 holes based on an acoustic I had close by, then drilled to fret hole across the 3. Then I cut the slots to the holes with the bandsaw. Drilled the hole for the gauge and a set screw. I am still tweaking it, but it works great. The gauge came from HF and was cheap. If you buy one you will need to take back off and remove the return spring. It is obvious once the back is off. The spring was pre-loading the string. Gravity works fine for this. One last thing I will do is cut the end of the gauge off since it sticks out a bit.