By later afternoon, the soundholes were cut, and the boxes sanded and weatherproofed with clear polycrylic. The polycrylic, after light 320 grit sanding, makes a beautiful smooth finish.
It was a beautiful day out today. I really didn’t notice the 91 F heat until sweat dropped onto one of the box lids. I’m not at all complaining. It was wonderful. Sorry for the family who think it will snow for them later this week.