What a week. First, the acoustic guitar gets some tuning machine holes, and I’ll discuss the virtues of rubber shop floor tiles. Then, router inlay basics and several reasons to use a jointer planer. Finally, ways to straighten and salvage warped wood, and another woodworking gallery. Enjoy.
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar
In How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Thirty One, I’ll show you how to drill the tuning machines on the headstock. This is a deceptive process, because it looks a lot easier than it actually is.
If you are wondering why, go into your shop right now and drill six holes that are all the exact same distance from each other, while also being the exact same distance from the edge of the board.
It’s not as easy as you might think, especially when you are risking losing all of the hard work you already did on the neck. I have a solution for the problem though, and I’ll share it in the post.
Rubber Shop Floor Tiles
In Rubber Floor Tiles for Your Shop, I’ll go over the hidden benefit to having a softer surface to walk on while woodworking. On the surface, the initial change is in your comfort.
In the end, the comfort enhances so many other things that you eventually get to the real big benefit, which I’ll share in the post. It’s a bit of a ride, but you can make it there with me for sure.
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There are also ways to get these tiles for a deal, which makes the project easy and inexpensive.
Router Inlay Basics
In Router Inlay basics for Beginners, I’ll show you the secret to perfect fitting inlays that make you look like an expert. This technique is amazing, and you can effectively master inlay work in a few hours rather than a few years.
All you need is a simple kit that you can buy on Amazon without spending a lot of money, and a router. Once you see how they work together, you will be making excellent inlays right away.
On top of that, these inlays will be tight fitting, have no gaps, and look like they were done on a CNC machine or with a computer. It’s actually pretty amazing to see, and you’ll be able to do it easily.
You Need a Jointer Planer
In 6 Genuine Reasons You Need a Jointer Planer, I’ll show you why you really need to have one of these tools in your shop. If you do anything where you glue together pieces of wood, or you laminate wood for projects, you will love a jointer planer.
Woodworking is largely a process of gluing one piece of wood to another piece of wood. In order for those joints to be good, the pieces need to mate together really well. That means flat surfaces.
A jointer planer makes truing up and flattening the faces and edges of boards really easy. They are not terribly expensive for what you get, and you can find a bench top model on a deal pretty easily. I’ll show you what you need.
Straightening Warped Wood
In 6 Ways to Straighten Warped Wood, you will learn how to salvage some wood from the pieces that have lost the battle against nature. Sometimes, your best intentions still result in wood that is not as easy to use.
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In cases like this, you should look at the wood you have and see what you can rescue from the garbage by trimming, planing, or cutting. I’ll also show you several other methods too.
This is not about making the wood go back to normal. It’s about getting what you can from the boards and tossing the rest.
Finally, another great looking Woodworking Gallery showcasing some of the best pictures from the site. If you have any questions about the week, please post a question and I’ll be glad to answer them. Happy building.
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