After looking at a few different options to get the pick-guard made, I finally pulled my finger out, got up early on Saturday and took my acrylic blank and vector .pdf outline of the pick-guard over to Fab Lab in Ancoats, North Manchester. It’s a place where you can get free access (Fridays/Saturdays) to things like CNC mills, laser cutters and 3D printing machines - the only thing you need to do in return is to document your work process so that others can learn from your triumphs/mistakes. What a great facility to have access to! Amazing.
So here it is, the final part.
The protective adhesive paper is best left on during the cutting process as the smoke generated can leave a bit of a residue around the cut line. Here’s the reverse of the pick-guard. Yeah, I’ve probably overdone the shielding a bit.
And here are a couple of shots of the finished bass. Pretty tidy, even if I say so myself.