Update on the Busy Shop

Sorry for the delay, but with a warm and busy summer here in Portland, I’ve been too divided in my time to manage regular updates.  So!  here is some progress in picture format:

The sunburst first gets tested on scrap spruce

The sunburst first gets tested on scrap spruce

The guitar is carefully finish sanded to 320 grit (no scratches!)

The guitar is carefully finish sanded to 320 grit (no scratches!)

First step is to apply a honey amber aniline dye.

First step is to apply a honey amber aniline dye.

Next, the two outer colorings are added

Next, the two outer colorings are added

lastly, the colors are rubbed out.  This is a tricky part.

lastly, the colors are rubbed out. This is a tricky part.

bursted

Next will be a careful sealer coat of dewaxed shellac, then the french polish process will begin.  I’ve already pore-filled the back, sides, and neck with a pumice-and-shellac process.  More pictures to follow in a few days!

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