The final sanding is done on the two tenors for Cazzie and Michael. They are looking lovely.
And so now it is time to begin the finish process. First several base coats of dilute shellac rubbed on with a cotton ball. I applied one this evening and will do another in the morning. Then the polishing process really begins.
Everything darkens- the beauty of the wood begins to show and will intensify as the French Polish thickens with each application.
And tomorrow I will begin the build of two more tenors, one for Joe in New York and another for Cindy in Arkansas. Both will have East Indian Rosewood bodies. Joe's a Redwood top, Cindy's a Western Red Cedar top. Eager to get at them.