Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 6/2/2019

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This week we install the truss rod on the acoustic guitar build. Then, I’ll show you how to make wood look like it’s reclaimed. Finally, the secrets to making the most profitable projects to sell, and a woodworking gallery. Enjoy.

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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar

How-to-Make-an-Acoustic-Guitar-Series-Part-Twenty-Two-Truss-Rod-InstallIn How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Twenty Two, I’ll show you how to install the truss rod. This part of the series covers making the channel that the truss rod will live inside, and getting it perfect.

There are several ways you can make a truss rod channel, and odds are you already have the tools for at least a couple of those ways in your shop. Depending on how comfortable you are with different tools, you can pick out a method that suits you easily.

In the end, the rod channel needs to be centered on the neck, and well fitted to work correctly. I’ll show you everything you need to make it successful.

Making Wood Look Reclaimed

How-to-Make-Wood-Look-ReclaimedIn How to Make Wood Look Reclaimed, I show you the secrets to making your project wood look like it came from an older structure, or was harvested from something that was torn down. 

Reclaimed wood is really popular now, and you can make the same look in newer pieces of wood if you know a few techniques. The real secret that I reveal is when to do the process, which is the key to the look.

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It’s not really about doing the process a certain way, it’s really more about doing it at a certain time. That’s the key to making your projects look like they were built from reclaimed wood.

Food Grade Wood Sealer

how-to-choose-the-best-food-grade-wood-sealerIn this great post, I’ll show you several ideas on How to Choose the Best Food Grade Wood Sealer. Sometimes, you need to find a sealer product that is safe for food contact, and I’ll show you what you need to know.

I’ll also cover why food safe is not exactly a true statement, even though you might read it in several places on the product. The safety also has to do with a few more factors that you need to watch for.

In the end, this is easy to do though, and you can start making wooden projects that make contact with food with more confidence. 

Making and Selling Your Work

The-Secret-to-the-Most-Profitable-Woodworking-Projects-to-Build-and-SellIn the Secret to the Most Profitable Woodworking Projects to Build and Sell, I’ll show you several things you can do to identify woodworking projects that are made for being profitable. 

There are certain types of projects that just make more money than others. Once you know how to identify them, and how to change your processes a little to make them work, you will be at an advantage.

It’s not really about the individual projects themselves, which is where most people get stuck. This is about knowing how to pick the right project based on several factors which point towards higher profitability.

Woodworking Gallery

Finally, here is another Woodworking Gallery that you can browse through. The pictures are all from the site, and I hope you enjoy it.

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If you have any questions on what happened this week, please Post a Question in the Q&A Forum and I’ll be glad to help. Happy building.

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