Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 6/9/2019

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It’s been a fun week here at Westfarthing Woodworks. First, the guitar truss rod gets covered, and then I reveal several tips on making an economic workbench. After that, there are tips on making string art, and another awesome woodworking gallery. Enjoy.

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Making an Acoustic Guitar

How-to-Make-an-Acoustic-Guitar-Series-Part-Twenty-Three-Truss-Rod-CoverThe guitar making series continues this week with Part 23 – Truss Rod Cover, which is fitting a piece of wood on the top of the installed truss rod to hold it in place. This is an important part of the project, and it creates a perfectly sized opening for the truss rod to live inside. 

I’ll show you the process, as well as several tips and tricks along the way that you can use in your shop to be successful at making your own truss rod covers.

It’s getting close to finishing the neck build, and this is just one part of the process.

Making a Toddler Workbench

9-essential-tips-for-making-a-toddler-workbenchIn 9 Essential Tips for Making a Toddler Workbench, I’ll show you how to make an excellent bench for a young child that both you and them can be proud of. Making a bench for a kid might just be the most important woodworking project you ever make.

Kids love to imitate their parents and grandparents. You can give them a gift of a world class toddler woodworking bench that looks just like the real thing.

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It’s a really fun project, and I’ll show you what you need to be successful in the post.

Making an Economy Workbench

15-Best-Tips-for-Making-an-Economy-Woodworking-BenchIn 15 Tips for Making an Economy Workbench, I’ll show you some great strategies for getting the very most from a limited budget on a workbench. You can make an awesome bench with a small amount of money, and I’ll show you several ways.

There are a lot of things you can do that will help you avoid costs and increase the value of your bench. You will still end up with a great looking carpenters bench, but you will pay a lot less than others who are not using these tips and tricks.

It’s not about making a thin, crappy bench. It’s about making good decisions, picking the right stuff, and following a solid plan from the start.

Staining Plywood

9-excellent-tips-for-staining-plywoodIn 9 Excellent Tips for Staining Plywood, I’ll help you remove the fear of working with plywood and applying a stain and finish.

Plywood is a little different to work with than solid wood. That’s ok though, because you can get a lot of plywood for a low price and in much bigger sizes than found in nature. You just need to know what to do when it comes time to apply a finish.

I’ll show you what you need to know, as well as several great tips and tricks along the way to make the experience even better.

String Art Tips

12-Super-Tips-for-Making-String-ArtIn 12 Super Tips for Making String Art, I’ll show you twelve great ways that you can make your string art stick out, look better, and be more fun.

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This is a companion to follow that will teach you some things about making string art that you might not know already. This is how the pros get their art to look as great as it does, and you can do the same thing.

The other great thing about these tips is that they are simple and cheap too. You don’t need to spend a ton of money or time to incorporate them. All you need is to try them out, and broaden your existing string art capabilities.

Woodworking Gallery

Finally, here is another Woodworking Gallery filled with pictures that have been on the site, which you can enjoy.

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

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