|First I covered the body with artist masking film. |
Then, I drew the outline of my pickguard shape.
I had to be very attentive to the position of the bridge
|Next, I transfered the masking film to my pickguard blank.|
|I used a jig saw to cut the shape. To play it safe, I guided|
the blade along the outside of the lines I drew.
|I used a fine tooth blade to make the edge as smooth|
|The pickup holes were made by drilling a 3/4"|
diameter hole in each corner with a forstner bit.
|I'll leave the masking film in place to protect the pickguard|
from scratches during the rest of the building process.