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What's the best way to cut a Strat pickguard?

furry

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I need to extend the humbucker slot in a Strat HSS pickguard to accomodate a covered humbucker.

What's the best way to do this? I'm thinking with a Dremel tool, but I'd appreciate other suggestions.

Cheers! :aok
 

hammersig

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A dremmel will do it, but go slow with it and the toughest part will be the edges. Go very slow with it.
 

just_one_more

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What I do is use a drill bit with the radius I want on each corner. Drill the holes out, and then use a dremmel on the slowest speed to connect the dots.
 

NoahL

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If you're not going to buy a plexi template and the right router bit, as the earlier poster suggested, and want to use a Dremel instead, find a piece of metal, such as a metal ruler, and use that as a guide. Put it right on the line you've drawn and lightly run the Dremel along it. I have found that there is no way in hell to make a truly straight line with a Dremel if you're free-handing it. The metal ruler as a guard works well; again, go light so you don't start to dig into the ruler or wear out your Dremel bit too fast.
 




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