Here I am getting some work done on the legs for my new workbench.
The legs are 3″x5″ Southern Yellow Pine.
Pretty solid stuff.
Here I am trying out a variation on a Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.
Sugi, a Japanese Cypress, is scorched on the outside and then treated with oil to make it resistant to bugs and rot.
This is handy when building barns, sheds, fences, etc.
I scorched the outer 1/16 of an inch or so off of this telecaster shaped body that I made out of yellow pine a while back.
After the burning process was finished I scrubbed all the charcoal off with a wire brush and threw a couple of coats of paint on it.
First a few white base coats and then a few coats of semi metallic red auto body paint.
Kind of a fun experiment.
I inherited this West German made baritone ukulele from my mom.
It was hers in high school.
I don’t remember her ever playing it when I was younger but it is a nice little instrument and I keep it on top of a shelf in the living room so I can pull it down and play a little whenever the mood strikes me.