The old adage is true, there are tricks to any trade, and luthery is no different. Here is a good one.
The South American Rosewoods often are found with small worm holes. This brazilian was lovely wood but had a lot of the tiny holes. "NOT A PROBLEM". Just grab a piece of sandpaper and a bottle of super glue.
Fill each hole with superglue and sand over it vigorously
and "Voila" the worm holes disappear. Just an old wood workers trick.
Now for the "Before and almost After" photo. Last blog I showed you the well worn patch on this two year old uke. Here is my proposed solution, a black piece of plastic "pick guard" that will cover the damaged area and prevent further damage by this enthusiastic finger nail player. I must first seal the wood underneath with superglue. When that is dry I will attach the Pick Guard with a piece of double sided stickem plastic which should keep the Pickguard attached but allow it to be removed without further damage should the occasion require it. What do you think of this solution?