I'm about to start sanding the body of my redwood/eir 00, maple bindings,2nd build. (KMG)
#1 turned out to be a great sounding, playable and musical instrument, but the fit and finish, while fine for a first go, needs to be upgraded on this build.
I'm trying to visualize the 'task at hand' and get an intelligent picture of what I need to do. I'm aiming for back, sides and neck being done with tru-oil, and the top with shellac and wipe-on poly.
I have all the grits and micro mesh to 12,000. My plan is to work thru the grits to 12,000. For the top, shellac first then sand to 12,000, then wipe-on poly. For the b+s, shellac then sand to 12,000 then apply tru-oil finish over a few day's period. Both these ideas came from older Forum posts.
I'm prepared to spend a lot of time on this.
What would your sanding schedule be?
Any suggestions heartily welcomed!