My Story

My name is Brian Forbes and I live in Arizona.  I have been a woodworker for over two decades, and over that time I have worked in many different aspects of the craft.

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Brian Forbes [Owner]

brian forbes westfarthing woodworks llc ownerI began my hobby with making an electric guitar when I was a teenager, and have made nearly thirty more instruments since then.  

My other projects include wooden rings, tobacco pipes, tools, stuff for the kids, and plenty more.

I’ve written and published Seven books on woodworking so far, and plan on publishing many more.

They cover Acoustic guitar Making, Making Wooden Rings, Making Toy Tools For Kids, and I even wrote a “first words” book that teaches kids the names of 100 different tools.

You can see my books in the Book Store.

About Westfarthing Woodworks

Westfarthing Woodworks came from my love of Lord of the Rings, and a part of the Shire is in the name. I’ve always been involved in some aspect of woodworking, and I share the majority of it here.

I post several times a week, including articles on how to make guitars and general woodworking tips, tricks, and tutorials. I also cover making wooden rings, wood finishing, and making kids toys from wood.

The site is aimed at helping beginners, and I know I can help you become a better woodworker faster than if you were to go alone. I help tens of thousands of people every single month, and I can help you too.

Be Part of the Community

If you want to become more involved at Westfarthing Woodworks, I encourage you to sign up for the weekly New Post Delivery Service. This way, you will get to see all the new posts in am email every Monday.

After that, you can Ask Me a Question in the Q&A Forum, and I’ll get you the help that you need to be successful.

It’s easy to share, and to be a part of our growing community of new woodworkers. Post as many questions as you like, because the answers will help everyone.

My Family Life

I have a wife, and two beautiful children. My tiny bosses dictate the majority of my woodworking projects, and they love to play with the toys I make for them.

It has been an incredible journey being a father. I get far more satisfaction from making something for my kids than for anything I have ever given to anyone in my life.

The reaction that I get, and the extreme joy that I see on their faces cannot be put into words. 

My Contact Information

If you have any questions about what you see here, what you read in my books, or about any other aspect of woodworking, please feel free to Ask Me a Question.


You can email me at

For those that prefer traditional mail, my business address is:

22424 S. Ellsworth Loop Road, Suite 1967, Queen Creek AZ, 85142

If You Like My Posts, You'll Love My Books

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Also, if you were wondering, that handsome guy in the Six Gun Guitars videos is me!  I make far more things than guitars, and have been trying to combine them into one place for a long time.  I finally decided to keep it all here, enjoy.

Thank you, and happy building.

brian forbes westfarthing woodworks llc owner

  • 20 Years Experience in Woodworking
  • 7 Published Books Available on Amazon
  • 750+ Helpful Posts Written
  • A Million+ Words Published

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woodworking and guitar making books


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