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    Back of the body, roughly where the middle of a...

    Back of the body, roughly where the middle of a neck plate would go on a Fender. Nothing to screw into on the horn.
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    It's not 'wrong', just better the other way round...

    It's not 'wrong', just better the other way round because of the possible string interference with the intonation screws. Apart from that, that type of bridge works both ways round.

    You want the...
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    You'd get on with my wife's cooking. :D

    You'd get on with my wife's cooking. :D
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    Well, partly vibration transfer, and partly...

    Well, partly vibration transfer, and partly physical stability. With any nut you get a fair bit of forces acting upon it when playing - tuning, string bends and maybe trem operation. Though it's...
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    You want the nut right up against the fretboard...

    You want the nut right up against the fretboard edge, with the gap on the headstock side of the slot.

    But it should be thicker. You really don't want to bodge the nut. Take a photo and email...
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    Any chance of a couple of close-ups of the bridge...

    Any chance of a couple of close-ups of the bridge and tailpiece from the top and side (to show the current height and string angle)?
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    Well, option 1) is always possible but it's not...

    Well, option 1) is always possible but it's not that easy to get the grooves all the same depth. It will help with the problem. You won't need much extra depth, probably just a couple of strokes...
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    Even if you use a fretboard protector round the...

    Even if you use a fretboard protector round the fret, you can still occasionally get the file sneaking in and doing that. You could mitigate this by rolling the fretboard edges. That would leave...
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    Hi and welcome.

    Hi and welcome.
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    I've suggested it on drilling holes for ground...

    I've suggested it on drilling holes for ground wires for trapeze tailpieces. Just one of those things I came across, where the wire tended to slip when getting rid of the slack. So a knot seemed a...
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    Make a fair length of bare wire and just sit the...

    Make a fair length of bare wire and just sit the bridge on it. If you use a fairly thin bit of wire for the ground wire here, you can probably knot it first, so that the knot sits in the vertical...
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    Mainly to stop moisture getting trapped in the...

    Mainly to stop moisture getting trapped in the paint finish, though too cold and the paint doesn't dry as well. If you use cans or a spray gun, the gas expansion cools the paint and solvent...
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    There is normally a pre-drilled hole for this...

    There is normally a pre-drilled hole for this purpose. Highlighted here in red.

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    Can you post a pic? https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8108

    If you haven't...
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    Unless you've got a heated garage (or similar)...

    Unless you've got a heated garage (or similar) that you can use as a spray area, spraying is pretty much out of the equation until around May, when the temperature picks up. You really don't want to...
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    Only dry sand filler or primer. Wet sand once...

    Only dry sand filler or primer. Wet sand once you get to gloss.
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    It should come with string trees. You really...

    It should come with string trees.

    You really shouldn't need to sand the veneer. If you use a water based stain, then that will raise some grain so you'll want a very light rub down afterwards. ...
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    Yes. If you leave it a few days between coats,...

    Yes. If you leave it a few days between coats, then some light sanding is recommended to help the finish stick. But within a few hours, there isn't much need as the solvent in the new coat is...
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    Babicz do one. Top or through-body stringing. ...

    Babicz do one. Top or through-body stringing.

    http://www.fullcontacthardware.com/fch-tele-bridge

    https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/upgrades/babicz-fch-tele-bridge-black/
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    Flame maple binding? Will the guitar belong to a...

    Flame maple binding? Will the guitar belong to a dentist? ;)
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    Nice. Very nice.

    Nice. Very nice.
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    Well done. And thanks for that link to a very...

    Well done. And thanks for that link to a very useful polarity checking video. Put me off thinking about getting an old, cheap oscilloscope (for the moment at least).
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    Sanding between clear coats is mainly to remove...

    Sanding between clear coats is mainly to remove dust and small balls of lacquer, so do it very lightly with 320 grit. I'd build up the lacquer depth considerably before sanding down flat. If you do...
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    Hi and welcome. A lot will depend on the body...

    Hi and welcome.

    A lot will depend on the body wood as to how the finish turns out. Even with the same stain/finish kit, two different bodies can end up looking very different. And also the...
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    You suddenly get offered that great gig in the...

    You suddenly get offered that great gig in the curry house and then...

    No sitar.
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    I'd guess about 12 overall. I normally seem to...

    I'd guess about 12 overall. I normally seem to get three full body coats per can, but that does involve going back over an area a few times per coat, so it's hard to be really accurate. And 2"...
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