This one time, I swapped out my nut for a ball bearing nut. The contact point on those is 2-3mm back from a solid nut... I eventually fixed it, but I played a guitar with messed up intonation for like 12 years. Which was fine because I started making lightsabers around that time.
I say put all your passion projects on your channel. I have a puny channel by yt standards, but it would be even punier if I stuck to only lightsabers.
they sound like a brilliant idea on paper, but they never work out.
Let me tell you a story. Years ago, after I graduated, when I was still a saber forum lurker deeply in denial about how much of a nerd he really was, I used to have a tiny side gig (more like a beer money thing than a proper earner) doing guitar repairs and mods for my old uni's Live Music Society. Some 18-year old emo kid in his first band wanted to replace the factory humbuckers on his guitar with EMGs, but didn't know which end of the soldering iron to hold, and thought the local guitar shops' price for that was a rippoff? Yeah, sure, chuck me £20, I'll do it this afternoon. That sort of thing.
Anyway, roller nuts. They were always a warning sign. usually, it's always the same: kid comes to see me, says his guitar plays terrible, but he's read the surefire solution on the interwebs: ROLLER NUT! he is adamant that it'll solve all his guitar problems, and plops this Fender nut-sized PoS in front of me. So, I'd try to explain the intonation problems that it will cause, but he knows his guitars, and intonation is a thing that happens at the bridge, not the other end.
I give him one last warning, and if he's sure, I install it. and what do you know, a week later, he's angry and back, because I've ruined his guitar, and he's been kicked out of his band, and I need to repair everything that's wrong with his cheap guitar for free, or his housemate Darren is going to come and kick my teeth in.