26 gmascis 8 months ago Hey guys, so this project is coming along great. On my first attempt, all is going well so far. No errors and it's starting to look like a real nut.I have shaved down the nut (by hand using sandpaper, which sucks) to size, have the radius drawn on the bone, and started the slots tonight. I'm building this nut for my cheap acoustic as a test run. Quick question: my acoustic guitar strings have the A string at .42 gauge. The closest file I have is .46. Will that work, or should I buy a smaller file?Also, what is the best way (I only have hand tools) to make sure the bottom of the nut sits perfectly flush in the slot? I have been sanding and trying to keep it even. It looks good but I'm not sure it's perfect.