Thursday 31 January 2013

back to sketching

Feels like I haven't really drawn anything in a fair while - been building stuff! Started drawing a lot more in the last few weeks, trying to come up with some half decent ideas for screen printing and cyanotyping. Been testing out the cyanotype prints today, still dialing in the right exposures - fluctuates hugely depending on the type/thickness of paper etc. Bit frustrating and progress is slow but I'll get there in the end. Hopefully will have something to show within the next few days and I can get back to using my blog more regularly! 

Thursday 3 January 2013

Second Guitar Build

I wanted to keep the finish on this guitar simple - I just put on a few coats of danish oil and then some wax polish. 

I had to use Ambrose's workshop to finish the headstock - everything I had lying around at home wasn't able to cut it effectively (as evidenced by the hack marks).

I didn't want to cut a straight up tele style headstock - I quite liked the strat style headstock on the deluxe tele, and the design I came up with was sort of in between the two. Not sure if I'm 100% settled on it, might have another go at it at some point in the future...