Having purchased three different bodies, one neck and one battered & bruised Japanese copy throughout the lockdown periods, I have finally started to piece a guitar together! I am a longtime lurker on the forum with minimal experience with guitar "building" but hopefully some people enjoy my posts as the guitar comes together. I have decided to build a tele/esquire with a single pickup + single volume/tone control. Unbranded body with a Squier CV Neck. I have a nice white body with black binding as my starting point. String Through Holes: First job to tackle was drilling the string through holes without a large enough pillar drill. Having read plenty of posts on the forum I lined up my bridge with the standard fender tele scale and marked the holes on the body accordingly. Because the distance between the drill bit and column on my drill isnt big enough, I wasnt able to drill the holes directly. Instead I put together two bits of old skirting to use as a drill guide having marked the holes from my bridge. I then went through with a small bit on the outside two holes first before flipping the body and using a bigger bit to go from back to front. I think the holes turned out better than expected, the only issue is the slight chips to the finish. Any ideas on how to touch these up would be great?! I'll start posting updates as I move through the assembly.