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Sat, 10 Feb


Samford Village

Recycled Timber Guitar Pick Carving Workshop – With Szephyr Guitars

In this workshop you will learn how to hand carve guitar pics using upcycled Australian native timbers with Steve Szell of Szephyr Guitars. All materials will be provided along with a selection of tools for various carving techniques.

Recycled Timber Guitar Pick Carving Workshop – With Szephyr Guitars
Recycled Timber Guitar Pick Carving Workshop – With Szephyr Guitars

Time & Location

10 Feb 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Samford Village, 48 Main St, Samford Village QLD 4520, Australia


About the event

Steve Szell of Szephyr guitars will be teaching you the art form of carving your own custom guitar picks at Studio Lomandra. In this workshop Steve will teach you a variety of different carving techniques along with principal techniques of working with different timber types. All tools will be provided in the space along with a variety of timber pick blanks for you all to make a range of picks. Steve will prepare a set of Pick blanks cut to a variety of pick shapes to allow workshop participants with informed options based around different playing styles.

Pick Blanks provided:

  • Gidgee
  • Iron Wood
  • Yellow Stringy Bark
  • Bloodwood
  • Orange Box
  • QLD wattle

Tools Provided:

  • Rough & Course Timber File
  • Fine Course Shaping File
  • Fine Finishing File
  • Sanding Flat Blocks (preloaded)
  • Sandpaper grits 300 – 1200
  • Carnauba Wax or grape seed oil (finishing)

Included in Take Home Package:

  • Pick blanks
  • Sandpaper swatches 300 – 1200
  • How to guide
  • Buffing Rag

About the Facilitator

Steve Szell is a graduate architect, interior designer, furniture maker and luthier from the Morton Bay Region. Currently based in Bardon, Steves practice focuses on the upcycling of materials and challenging conceptions based around the embodied value of artefacts and the materials used to produce them. With extensive experience making furniture and instruments out of upcycled materials, Steve went on to train with master luthiers Sean & Dane Hancock receiving mentorship and guidance with his own luthier practice “Szephyr Guitars.” In recent years Steve has focused on educational programming and high engagement artefacts produced with reclaimed materials, most notably producing instruments for the music department at Ferny Grove State High School with students as part of their AIM program.


  • Guitar Picks Ticket

    +$1.88 service fee
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