I finished the epoxy pore filler. From a texture point of view, I believe I have accomplished the job. From a color point of view, I have an uneven tone. I need to explore pore filling more though I'm not sure I have the time to do it on this guitar. The neck and headstock are awesome while the sides and back are ok with the top being the uneven color. I've mixed up 2 different shellac mixes. The first is platinum at a 1 lb cut and the second is amber also at a 1 lb cut. I've been reviewing techniques on french polishing and feel fairly confident that I can do this and get a good result.
I hope to begin the process tomorrow. I have to get quite a few coats down before Friday night. I want to glue the bridge Saturday morning. That should put me in good shape for my last Guitar class which happens a week from tomorrow.