Just want to thank you for all the knowledge shared here Gil. I stumbled upon this thread and gleaned so much information. My version of pore filler is inspired by yours. Works so well. Like you say, no shrinkage! The aniline dye & shellac bursts are my favorite. Figured you should see what you've helped inspire. Here are 2 sister guitars with tops reclaimed from a 1939 Hammond BC. Maple harvested nearly 100 years ago. I heavily faded the Retrograde's burst and smoked the Terraplane w/ a bit of fading. I hope your well Gil! I miss corresponding with you!