This week, we smooth the neck on the guitar project, and talk about food safe wood glue. Then, I’ll show you how to make easy router inlay templates, and pick the best wood glue for your project. Finally, the reasons I love my Harbor Freight Lathe, and another woodworking gallery. Enjoy.
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar
In How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Thirty, I’ll show you the process for using sandpaper or a cabinet scraper to smooth out the back of the neck.
At this point in the build, the neck has been roughed out with the Sureform. This tools is great for removing a lot of material, but is wrecks the surface, leaving behind a lot of tool marks.
You need to remove these to create a nice, smooth surface for your guitar neck, and I’ll show you that process including some tips and tricks in the post.
Food Safe Wood Glue
In The Best Food Safe Wood Glue, I’ll show you how to choose the right wood glue for food safe applications, and make your projects even better for food contact.
There area lot of times when you will need to make projects that come in contact with food. You need to know that not only does your finish make a difference, but the glue that you use needs to be food safe as well.
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I’ll show you everything you need to know, and you can feel better about the projects that you make. It’s easy too, and once you know the answer, you are all set.
How to Make Easy Router Inlay Templates
In How to Make Router Inlay Templates, I’ll show you the secrets behind making excellent templates that will make you look like a very experienced inlay artist.
Router inlay is one of the most fun things about woodworking, and if you haven’t done it yet, you will be addicted right form the start. This is a killer technique, and the tool you need is super cheap.
If you can cut a hole to make a template, you can make excellent looking and perfectly fitting inlays. It’s like a magic trick, and you’ll love it. Check out the post for all of the details.
How to Pick the Best Wood Glue
In How to Pick the Best Wood Glue, I’ll show you how to break down your projects into three basic categories, and then make a single decision on wood glue from there.
I’ll also give you an even better easy button and show you the two glues that you could probably use the rest of your life and never need anything different.
On top of that, if you make indoor projects, then you only need one of the two glues from the easy section. It’s a huge relief to see past the marketing, and realize that you don’t need a different kind of glue for every project.
I’ll show you what you need to know in the post.
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Why I Love My Harbor Freight Lathe
In 10 Reasons I Love My Harbor Freight Lathe, I share a story that I’ve shared before, and reveal the reasons that I love my little green Harbor Freight Lathe.
I love finding a deal, and when I saw this little lathe on sale I gave it a try. I am thankful to say that it has been in my shop for over a decade, and it’s been nothing but perfect.
There are some instances where you can get a really good deal on a discounted tool. This is my personal story about my lathe, and how I am very happy that I bought it so long ago.
Finally, another great Woodworking Gallery to share pictures from the site, and help you find some woodworking inspiration.
If you have any questions about the week, please post a question and I’ll be glad to answer it. Happy building.
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