I've started making my own bodies recently and have been pretty darn successful if I do say so myself. The one area where I've consistently needed improvement is in the sides. I'm prone to making little gouges with the router and other minor imperfections. I bandsaw as close to the template as possible so I'm not using the router to remove much material. My template edge is sanded smooth and free of bumps. As of right now, I don't have a template bit long enough to rout the sides in one pass, so I rout as much as I can on the table and then use a flush trim bit to do the last pass. I assume a 2" pattern bit would help clean up the sides, since the more passes I make the more opportunity I'm giving myself to mess up. But I'm learning to be skeptical of any time I come to the conclusion that a problem can be solved by spending more money. I'm guessing it's my technique more than my tools. Any tips from experienced woodworkers? I'll try to add pics next time I'm out at the shop.