Thanks All! Very much for the Kudos.
As I’ve said before the stock material is a bit softer than you’d imagine. It’s softer than some fine grained walnut and definitely softer than any Rosewood.
It comes from GuitarPartsAndMore in slabs that look like two sets of playing cards.
I rough cut with a bandsaw and start shaping with a belt sander and medium files. Then use 120 grit wrapped around various things like a piece of broom handle and hard piece of shaped leather, sand with 400 and polish with FLITZ on a piece of burlap.
ELKMAN1 You will like it or I’ll buy it back. ;-)
Thank you again for the opportunity to take some artistic freedoms on this one! And she should shoot really well too!