Wednesday the 22nd December 2010
Firstly I must wish all of you a very happy christmas and a great new year.. or happy Saturnalia.. whichever takes your fancy!?
We have big plans for Crimson Guitars in the coming year and some of them are coming to fruition already..
this is one such development.. a beautiful addition to our capabilities, this drum sander will speed up any number of the basic construction jobs and will help us triple our output in the next year… after, that is, the workshop is rearranged to fit it in!
while organising things in the shop I have some spraying to do as well.. first things first my mask needs warming up, it’s very cold in the booth over-night!
the lacquer is coming on very nicely though.. I can’t wait to see these three completed!
Now, in moving the drum sander in a load of crap got shifted into my main workspace
the old rubbish tip of a corner is cleared out..
where I found what was going to be my personal acoustic.. I really must finish this beauty one day soon! Imagine those f-holes on a paf hollow!!!
much better.. all the little machines that make a myriad of smaller jobs that much easier!
and, after much dicking around, my benches are clean and ready for work..
the old machine room has been split into an office area (in-potentia!) and a new wood-store.. will be much easier to regulate humidity and temperature in this smaller space!
with the wood all moved we can start moving the sander into position..
but in the real world I still have work to do..
the paf blackburst
has her variax components wired in
while yet more snow comes down.. the only real impact this has on me is the couriers giving up and going home!
the custom 4×4 pickups are next to be wired in
followed finally by the Roland GK-3 kit..
the zebrano back plates are rubbed down
and buffed up
and she is done! A very pretty great sounding guitar if I say so myself!
..who wants one?
my dirty little pleasure.. a trip to Yandles to get some more timber to drool over!
Out of the spray booth and straight to my bench.. after a suitable curing period of course!
she is rubbed down through the grits
..another look at our new headstock design.. I do love it!!
t5he multi, multi-laminate neck on this Robert Fripp guitar is also particularly nice!
in the end there are still a few pin-holes that need more lacquer but that’s just a spot job..
let’s see how the Muse Descendant guitar is turned out..
a solid black back and headstock helps matters
the flame maple top looks very very nice though
and here she is, a matt finish as specified.. I’m thinking about playing around with some fine grit and a spray gun though to get a much more impressive look.. it never stops, this hunt for perfection, does it?
Have a great holiday everyone.. back in the new year WITH A VENGEANCE!!
All my best,