Question / Inquiry #1: I'm in the middle of making my truss rod slot jig. Everything looks good but with one exception: I don't have a plunge router. Mine is fixed. Typically the way I go about routing something is to drill a hole using a forstner bit in the middle of the cavity I want to route, roughly to the depth I want to route, and then that's my starting point. But this is a neck. It'll be under strain. Doing that may weaken the neck. AND, I can't put it at the end, because this is a hotrod dial-action truss rod, so I'll need to silicon it into place. Too much space at one end and the truss may not work properly. So the question is: how do I go about creating a starting point for my router bit? My thoughts are to place a slightly oversized hole at the heel just about 1/2" above where the heel-end of the truss starts (the adjustment will be at the headstock). Does that sound OK, or does anyone have any pointers as far as this situation? Question / Inquiry #2: I want to start priming and painting my bodies before Fall gets here. My biggest impediment is drilling the string-thru holes as this requires a proper bridge placement. I'm good with the Son of the D'OHcaster as I have a pre-fab neck. But the original project - the D'OHcaster - is still awaiting the neck before I can place the bridge. I've done some rough placement, but in retrospect I'd feel better about putting in the bridge AFTER I have the neck complete, and everything can be lined-up properly. Outside of placing the bridge, and the string-through holes, I'm essentially done on the D'OHcaster body. So my question is, should I paint the body before the neck is complete, or do I wait (which may mean that I don't paint until next year)? And I am learning a lesson here that you should probably start and complete the neck before starting on the body. Because the Son of the D'OHcaster thus far has relatively been a piece of cake when it comes to fabricating the body.