Breaking Radio Silence (and a brief update)


Breaking Radio Silence (and a brief update)

Despite not having written anything here for 2 weeks, I’ve been quite busy in the workshop. This is the second weekend of spraying lacquer on the Telecaster build, and things are starting to come together. The headstock decal (pictured) was applied after the third lacquer coat on the neck, and has just been sealed under coat 4. Another 6 coats of lacquer to go and the neck will then be done.

A Somewhat Heath Robinson Spray Booth



It’s been a busy few weeks since Christmas, including being Best Man at my best friend’s wedding on Saturday.

I did however manage to get a brief hour in the workshop yesterday to get things set up in advance of spraying the lacquer for the Telecaster build.

Having tested the compressor and airline equipment I then erected a small freestanding greenhouse to use as a spray booth. Given that my current workshop is a 1950s prefabricated garage I stand very little chance of keeping it entirely dust free while spraying, but the greenhouse should provide a clean space in which to hang the guitar while applying the finish over the next couple of weeks.