Bit by bit and either with a palm sander or by hand, the table has been sanded to a nice smooth finish. 180 grit was the last grit I used and I felt that is sufficient for this project. I am quite happy with the progress and the way it looks. Now for the next step and looking for a bit of advice. I have researched as much as I can about applying a epoxy bar finish. I think it was on a youtube post that someone prefinished their table with tung oil. I am thinking of doing the same thing prior to applying the epoxy finish. My thought is that this will highlight the wood to a high degree and seal some of the gaps in the inlay prior to the epoxy. Photos of some of the gaps are attached. In no way will I use wood filler for those gaps but any other suggestions would be considered. Should I prefill some of the gaps with small amounts of epoxy prior to the final table pour? Thanks in advance.
-- Carpe Diem