This week, it’s tips on making a guitar soundboard, and things about woodworking I learned in India. Then, Why you need a first aid kit, and the best wood for cutting boards. Finally, the benefits of brad point drill bits and a fantastic woodworking gallery. Enjoy.
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Guitar Soundboard Tips
In the 5 Best Tips for Making an Acoustic Guitar Soundboard, you’ll learn five excellent tips that you can apply right away. These will help you make a better soundboard on the very first try.
Of all parts of the guitar, the soundboard is one of the most interesting and elusive. It’s also the subject of the most theory and arguments. If you allow those things to get into your head, you’ll ruin your chance of making a good soundboard before you even start.
The really experienced makers fuss over stuff that you as a beginner should not even think about. You can’t control it anyway, and we’re talking top 1% kind of stuff. Don’t worry so much in the beginning, and instead use these tips and you’ll get a great sounding board.
Woodworking in India
In the 10 Woodworking Lessons I learned in India, I’ll reveal the lessons about woodworking that I had no idea I was going to learn while abroad and working with a group designing wooden jewelry.
These are huge lessons, and they have impacted my woodworking significantly. There is one particular lesson in here that should humble anyone that reads the post.
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It’s amazing to see what someone can do with a single tool, and how they can produce such amazing work. It’s also humbling, because you and I have several tools and we still struggle sometimes. You’ll really like this one.
Woodworking First Aid Kit
In Why You Need a First Aid Kit in Your Shop, I’ll show you how having a first aid kit will make a positive difference in your shop. Safety is important, you want to concentrate on it as early as possible.
The thing about a first aid kit is that you will find you use it more because you have it. Just having the supplies on hand makes a difference, and this post will show you how to get a great kit for less than $20.
This is the same kit that I use, and it’s a great addition to my shop. It’s also loaded with the best stuff, and the things you will actually use. There are no novelty items, and it even has a nice hard shell case to keep your goodies protected.
Wood For Cutting Boards
In the Best Wood for Making Wooden Cutting Boards, you’ll learn the best type of wood that you can possibly use for making a cutting board. While there are a lot to choose from, some are better than others.
Once you know the basics for picking out the best wood, you can then look into other sources for wood. These are where you can really get ahead, and make cutting boards that are much more economical.
You likely have a couple sources of this kind of wood close to you already, so it makes the process easy. If you make cutting boards or are thinking about making cutting boards, this post is for you.
Brad Point Drill Bits
In Why You Should be Using Brad Point Drill Bits, you’ll learn why these specific drill bits are some of the best to have in your shop. You’ll also learn why twist bits are just waiting to betray you.
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Brad point drill bits are not really any more expensive than twist drills, but the difference in their use and function is significant. You can have a much easier time using these kinds of drills, and it’s all in the design.
Especially as a beginner, if you have not purchased any drills yet, or you need a good set, this post will show you why you need to go for a Brad Point set. They are great for a lot of reasons, and you’ll learn why when you read.
This week, the Woodworking Gallery features several great pictures from the site, and I hope they inspire you to get out into your shop and build something.
If you have any questions about the week in review, please Post a Question and I’ll be happy to answer them. Happy building.
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