Installed the nut this weekend and I'm waiting on my pickup. I threw some cheap strings on it to do a setup for now (the photo with the two strings was just me kind of holding the nut in place while the glue dried.
Things went fairly well, right up until the end. Removal of the nut (using the hacksaw method) was pretty simple, although I probably took more care than I needed to. Sanding / fitting the new nut and installation was smooth. I think it looks fairly clean.
However, as I was assembling, after all of my care and patience, I broke my fucking truss rod cover. It was one of those "car accidents are most likely to happen within 1/4 mile of home" moments. I guess I just wasn't watching what I was doing at that point.
Well... that's the way of things. But man, I was pissed off - over a piece of plastic.