Ever find yourself looking everywhere for a spare pick?
Or maybe you just want to add some semblance of organization to your jam spot?
Adding a pick tray to your guitar accessories list might be something to consider.
They help to keep all of your favorite picks in one place, they make a thoughtful gift for any guitarist, and can be made into your favorite guitar shape!
Scroll below to see some behind the scenes footage of how we make our trays.
And speaking of always being prepared with a pick on hand,
check out our other article on the benefits of >guitar pick holders<
Once we cut the tray out we begin to remove machining marks using our spindle sander before moving onto sanding by hand.
We want a smooth product that you can be proud to hold in your hand,
so we try our hardest to sand every nook & corner of the trays to remove any scratches or tooling marks.
Once we've sanded the exterior & inside the pocket, we've also bevel the underside by hand to remove any hard edges.
Finally we apply & soak the tray in some orange oil & beeswax.
This brings out some of the natural color of the wood & gives it a nice glow.
Once it's soaked in & dry, we give it a buff before applying a 2nd coat of wax.
This time we use a preservation wax, or "Ren Wax", to seal the wood.
This wax is the same used in many museums for preservation of leather, expensive paintings, & antique metals.
It's also something we've used as a final product to make our picks for a very long time, although we never really mentioned it.
In the video above we made one of, if not thee, most iconic guitar shapes.
However we're able to make just about any other shape you can think of.
Here's a few guitar shapes we've done so far.
If you want to see one that's not on the list, comment below & let us know!
Anyways, I hope you liked the video & learning a bit more about what goes into making our products.
Your feedback is appreciated, so please let us know what you think about the video or comment below about any other guitar shapes you would like to see.
If you want to order your own guitar pick tray for yourself or for a friend,
>check out this link<
You can save $5 on your tray by using this exclusive promo code: Cherry-Tray
Thanks again & until next time.
-Alex & The Iron Age Team
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