Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 1/6/2019

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Another busy week is in the books, and there was a lot of great stuff to learn and share about woodworking. First, the how to make an acoustic guitar series has another post, and then I discuss the difference between a countersink and a couterbore. Finally, I show how to make carbide tip wood turning tools for super cheap. Enjoy.

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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar – Part Two

how-to-make-an-acoustic-guitar-series-part-two-milling-the-boards-and-the-baton-pressIn this part of the series, How to Make an Acoustic Guitar – Part Two – Milling the Plates and the Baton Press, you will learn about the plates as well as joining them.

There is a lot that goes on with your plates, and they are a very large surface. They also contribute to a lot of the sound that comes from the guitar.

As you make your plates, you will run into some small issues that you need to overcome. One being how the heck to glue two pieces together with an edge of less than 1/8″.

In this post, you will learn the answer, and it’s called a baton press. Make one following the directions, and you will have a nice tool that will make joining boards together very easy even for a beginner.

Countersink Vs. Counterbore

Countersink-vs-counterboreIn Countersink Vs. Counterbore (the ultimate grudge match) I teach the difference between the two terms, as well as when to use them. 

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This is definitely not the sexiest part of woodworking, but as a new woodworker, you need to know some terms in order to be successful.

The basic difference is in the shape, and in the tools you use to create that shape. They both help with your hardware, but in slightly different ways. This post shows you everything you need to know, as well as providing diagrams and explanations along the way. Come on and learn some vocabulary! 

11 Easy Tips on How to Make Carbide Tip Wood Turning Tools

11-Easy-Tips-on-How-to-Make-Carbide-Tip-Wood-Turning-ToolsIn How to Make Carbide Tip Wood Turning Tools, I will show you exactly how to make a set of carbide wood turning tools that you will be proud to own and use. These are super easy to make, and they cost far less than the name brand versions.

If you have a lathe and a couple basic woodworking tools in your shop, you already have everything you need. You might as well make these yourself, and you are more than capable if you can do some basic turning between centers.

The secret that I reveal inside the post is about the carbide inserts, and where to get them. The source I have will let you but a ten pack for as low as the price of one from the name brand retailer.

This trick alone is worth the read. You will never have to sharpen your tools again, and you will never turn the same way again. 

If you have any questions, please Post a Question in the Q&A Forum and I’ll be glad to help. Happy building.

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