Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 7/7/2019

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This has been a busy week. First, the guitar gets some peghead veneer, and I’ll show you 10 easy wood finishes for beginners. Next, now to choose the best spray finish, and tips on making growth chart rulers. Finally, 10 woodworking projects that sell, and another gallery. Enjoy.

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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar

how-to-make-an-acoustic-guitar-gluing-the-peg-head-veneer-part-27In How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part 27, I’ll show you how to add some peghead veneer to the guitar neck, covering up all of the joints.

The headstock is made of several pieces, and these pieces have joints between them. This is not the ideal look for a great guitar, so you need to cover them with a thin piece of wood called a peghead veneer. 

I’ll show you the entire process, and you will see it in action on the mahogany guitar.

10 Easy Finishing Products

10-Easiest-Wood-Finishing-Products-for-BeginnersIn 10 Easy Finishing Products, I’ll introduce you to the ten types of finish that are the easiest to work with.

As a beginner, finishing can be tough. Instead of letting it be a struggle, just pick out a great looking finish that is easy to apply right from the beginning.

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This way, you will have a smaller learning curve, an easier time practicing, and you’ll start applying a great looking final finish that makes you look like a professional.

I’ll show you them all, and there is definitely something in here that you will like. I actually have a feeling there are several things you will like. 

Choosing the Best Spray Finish

How-to-Choose-the-Best-Wood-Finish-SprayIn How to Choose the Best Wood Finish Spray, I’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of sprayed lacquer. This is not sprayed through a gun, it’s sprayed from a rattle can.

Before I lose you, I promise that you can really do well with a rattle can, and I have personal experience as a wood furniture repair tech to back it up. I used to re-finish everything from small nightstands to medium size dinner tables, all with spray cans.

Now, there are some tricks and tips that you need to make it work well, but I’ll show you all of that in the post. I’ll also show you what lacquer you need, which makes a really big impact on the final look of the project.

Tips for Making Growth Chart Rulers

13-Helpful-Tips-for-Making-an-Actual-Size-Growth-Chart-RulerIn 13 Helpful Tips for Making an Actual Size Growth Chart Ruler, I re-visit an old project and provide some tips and tricks to make it even better.

A growth chart ruler is one of the most fun projects that you can make. Giving a gift like this to a kid is so much fun, and you really owe it to yourself to make something for a kid just to see their happy faces light up.

These tips will not only get you going in the right direction, they will also help you make a better ruler right from the start.

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10 Woodworking Projects to Sell

10-Best-Woodworking-Projects-that-Sell-WellEveryone wants to know what woodworking projects sell. So, in 10 Woodworking Projects that Sell, I’ll show you exactly that.

These are ten projects that have good track records, sell better than average typically, and have stood up in shows and stores for a long time.

Your results are dependent on your efforts of course, but these ten ideas can get you thinking and hopefully set you on a path to sustaining your hobby from what you create.

5 Must Have Woodworking Tools

Top-Five-Must-Have-Garage-Tools-for-WoodworkingIn Top 5 Must Have Five Must Have Garage Tools for Woodworking, our guest poster for the week tells you about the five tools that you must have for your garage shop.

These are five great woodworking tools that can carry you a long way.

Everyone starts out somewhere, and these tools are a great place to begin. They can do a lot of the standard woodworking projects that you will get into as a beginner.

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Woodworking Gallery

Finally, in Woodworking Gallery Fourteen, I have another collection of pictures that showcase my work, and things that have been on the site. 

If you have any questions about the week in review, please post a question and I’ll be glad to help. Happy building.

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