Before I move on... take a look at this wonderful picture. If the rest of the "John Pearse Ukulele Method" book looks as good as this advert then it's bound to be a real treat! I want a copy!
Here I am gluing the jig together. I doubled up two 6mm MDF boards that I cut to about A4 size and along two sides I stuck some thin wood guides.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will see that I am using both my homemade c-clamps AND my new Jorgensen clamps. Double the clamps and double the Win! Ha ha.
It was pretty painless in the end. See here my first print using the jig. I didn't quite line up the image dead-centre, but I'm pretty close and it's square. Boom! I could be onto something here!
Thank-you Mr Mackay for your wonderful idea!
I end with an unretouched finger painting I completed a couple of days ago.
Update 29-Aug-2016: I was just in here fixing a few stupid typos and figured that I should include a little more about Blamire Young and the prints that inspired my new font. Enjoy...
"A print - and that a poor one - from the press
Of Fawkner, publican and printing jobber.
Yet Fawkners sheet was welcome none the less
Where men wore curly hats and funny clobber.
"LIB ASSOC EX MELB 1902" is a reference to the Library Association Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1902 where these prints appeared.
According to the State Library of Victoria, Blamire's original prints went on to be photographed and "rubricated" by A H Chisholm. I don't know if this is what we're looking at here or whether these images are reproductions of the original printing run.
Either way, I'm sure you will agree that they are inspirational works.