Using 2 vises is GENIUS! They made the setup much faster than if I had bolted the part to the table. I left them on the machine (usually there is only 1 per machine in the school shop). I'm pretty sure others will appreciate not having to unbolt the vise anytime they want to make a part larger than 8" wide.
The pattern from the tool path looks really cool, so I've decided not to polish the fret board. It isn't really visible in the picture, but all of the frets were rounded with a corner rounding endmill.
Also I've just about had it with my cell phones camera... the pictures it takes look like crap. I swear they get worse every day. I'll probably go back to using a real camera instead.