All right, friends: The question is: at what point do I begin finish vis a vis completing inlay work?
My status: I've spent most of the last week cutting cavities for my multiple inlays in the Saga kit that I'm building. (Yes, lipstick on a pig, I know.) I have rough sanded (60 grit down to 120), but not applied sanding sealer or any finish at all. In fact, I'm pausing before attaching the neck and before gluing on the back.
My question: So now I can do one of two things. (1) Complete the inlay, gluing the pieces and filling the multiple "oops" spaces, then start the finish or (2) complete the finish, then complete the inlay. I see problems with each. Suggestions?
I guess I should add that the lipstick is all over the pig: top, back, headstock and fretboard. If that makes a difference in your answer.