Thanks for the DI tip. I will have to file that one away for when I use a more conventional case. I just got the piece of tortoise shell pick guard that I am going to have professionally engraved. Why mess it up at this point?
The scope wasn't working so I decided needed a complete overhaul. If I had to do it again, I would have just put one channel in there, just for the sake of real estate, but I have to say I am happy!