Friday, August 7, 2009

More wooden art

Here's some more pictures from the woodshop.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wooden art

Busy day in the woodshop. Tractor wheels take about 17 seconds to draw and two days to build.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer = woodwork

Ahhh! Back in dad's woodshop. I have been working on these wooden scultures on and off for some years now. Iv'e been deliberately tryin' to keep from having a deadline for them. Tryin' not to think too much about what I want to do with them when they're finished. A creative oasis. A place to go only to my please my own eyes and hands (and ears - wood even sounds nice when you touch it).

But, it's harsh times and not the time to be picky about such matters so now I'm aiming at finishing some of them. Getting them "exibitable" and hopefully even "sell-able".

Great fun still...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Side project III completed

There! Finally. The Tolex/vinyl was expensive and so was the spray-glue so I'm very happy I got it right. No excuses now. I HAVE to learn how to play it...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Side project III continued

The Lapsteel is now complete. The white pearloid pickguard looks neat, doesn't it? I altered the shape of the pickguard too. I think the little curve I added makes it connect better visually to the "fretboard".

I working on the case now. Plywood box with styrofoam interior covered with velveteen fabric. Sewing the guitar shaped interior was a challenge and it took some time and a LOT of cursing to get it done.