|Forum topic by TheSkreepyTinker||posted 08-04-2016 09:18 PM||498 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-04-2016 09:18 PM
Hello! I make wooden guitar picks out of all kinds of exotics and domestics. Some of them have performed beautifully without any finishing besides micro-mesh polishing. I’ve had a wenge pick, while sounding great, it broke fairly easy. I think part of the problem was the grain was horizontal to the pick tip versus vertically. Ebony plays, feels, and sounds FANTASTIC, but being in the back pocket, it got infused with sweat, bent, then broke.
I’m curious what ways you guys would suggest I harden these picks from both breaking and letting moisture seep in. I’ve contemplated making a vacuum chamber using the Cactus Juice to stabilize the picks after rough shaping, then finishing like normal. I’ve also thought about doing multiple coats of CA glue like I do with bent wood rings. I picked up a can of 3-in-1 polyurethane, but have yet to use it.
I’ve got a lot of picks that are going to be field tested by some fairly well-known bands, but I’d like to ensure they won’t break the first night they play with them.
Any suggestions would be amazingly helpful. Thank you!