The sanding is done. 180, t0 220, t0 320, and finally 400. Next is filling the pores.
First i want a coat of shellac on the top to protect it from getting smudged or stained.
The Honduran Mahogany neck and the Rosewood of the body are both porous woods. I will use the Robbie O'Brien method of rubbing in sawdust with shellac to fill the pores. Note the mahogany sawdust on the neck, then a dab of dilute shellac on a cotton ball and lots of rubbing.
Doesn't take long to get a little color on the wood.
Now for the Rosewood body. Dust a little sawdust on the back, a few drops of dilute shellac on a cotton ball and start rubbing.
Now I am beginning to get some color. I went over the body twice and in the morning will give it a light sanding and then one more pore filling round. Then the finishing will begin.