Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 7/14/2019

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This week, we rough out the guitar neck and learn about laminating wood. Then, I’ll show you how to hang your tools on your walls, and make inexpensive large slabs. Finally, how to be more productive in your shop and another woodworking gallery. Enjoy.

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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar

How-to-Make-an-Acoustic-Guitar-Series-Part-Twenty-Eight-Roughing-the-NeckIn How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Twenty Eight, I’ll show you the process for roughing out the initial shape of the guitar neck. This is where you use a very aggressive tool to remove a lot of excess wood quickly.

When you do, you start to reveal the shape of the neck, and change it from a large block to something more like an actual guitar neck. 

I’ll discuss the best tool for the job, and it’s not even a power tool. I’ll also show you how to use it, and how to complete the neck roughing in a way that doesn’t take all night.

Tricks to Laminating Wood

9-Trusted-Tips-on-How-to-Laminate-WoodThe ideas in 9 Trusted Tips on How to Laminate Wood are all designed to show you that laminating wood is not a hard process at all. You just need to have some fun, and make good joints.

The nice thing about laminated wood is that it looks so much more interesting than regular wood, but in the end the process for making it is the only thing that is different about the building process.

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You can literally make amazing looking woodworking pieces simply by taking the extra time to make a really nice looking laminated blank first.

I’ll show you everything you need to know, and you’ll be making things from laminated blanks in no time.

Hanging Tools on the Shop Walls

15-Easy-Ways-to-Hang-Your-Tools-on-the-WallYour walls are a wasted space. In 15 Easy Ways to Hang Tools on the Walls, I’ll show you how to turn this waste of an area into a usable space that gives your shop a lot of benefit.

Did you know that the wall space in your shop is most likely twice the size of the floor space? With such a large area in your shop, you can take advantage and put it to good use.

Thankfully, it’s not hard at all to make your walls come to life with some storage options, and finally get some of your valuable floor space back. I’ll show you what you need to do, as well as one big tip that makes a huge difference.

Making Inexpensive Live Edge Slabs

The-Trick-to-Making-Inexpensive-Live-Edge-SlabsLive edge slabs are awesome to work with, but they are expensive. In How to Make Inexpensive Live Edge Slabs, I’ll show you the trick to turning out a great looking large slab for a tiny fraction of the price.

Slabs are fun, but most people will never work with them because they are very expensive. It doesn’t have to be though, and you can make something similar with this fun technique.

When you are done, you will have a nice looking slab with a live edge on both sides, and it will add to the look of any of your larger projects.

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Being More Productive in the Shop

15-Amazing-Tips-on-How-to-Become-a-More-Productive-WoodworkerWe all wish we had more time. In 15 Amazing Tips on How to be a More Productive Woodworker, I’ll show you how to make the most of the time you have.

In the quest for more time, we tend to focus on making more time in general. However, the world only has so many hours, and the most productive people in the world still work in the same 24 hours daily that you do.

The trick is in finding time that you are not getting the most from, and in mining that time to be a more productive woodworker.

This includes time you already spend in the shop, and time you spend doing things that are not advancing your life forward in any meaningful way.

Woodworking Gallery

Finally, in the weekly Woodworking Gallery, I have a collection of photos from the site that are fun to look at, and will give you some woodworking motivation.

If you have any questions on the wrap up for the week, please Post a Question and I’ll be glad to answer it. Happy building.

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