Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 12/30/2018

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Another week is over, and we have a few more great posts that came out. The very first guitar making post for the new guitar making series is now live. I’ll also share 50 reasons to be a woodworker, and a tutorial for a resin and wood pendant necklace. Enjoy.

How to Make an Acoustic Guitar

How-to-Make-an-Acoustic-Guitar-Mahogany-Dreadnought-Series-Part-One-Wood-Selection-and-First-StepsIn How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part One, you will learn about picking out the right wood, and getting the build started.

This is the most magical part of the process, because everything is brand new. You get to start with all of your ideas, and bring them to life on the guitar.

Inside, you will find my trick to getting an entire guitar from one board, complete with a diagram of what to look for when you are in the wood store.

Next, you will see wood selection tips, milling and preparing internal braces from billets, and making center seam reinforcement strips. All along the way there are more tips and tricks to help you make a better guitar.

I also cover how to glue up a stacked neck, and why this is the easiest and best choice for any beginning guitar maker.

Why You Should be a Woodworker

50-Awesome-Reasons-to-be-a-WoodworkerIn an effort to get people off the fence, I came up with these 50 Awesome Reasons to be a Woodworker.

There is no hobby in this world that compares with being a woodworker, and so many people are interested in the craft but never get started.

This epic 10,000 word post will explain every reason in detail, and by the time you are done you will have no excuses left for not getting started.

Woodworking has enriched my life in so many ways, and it can do the same thing for you. All you need to do is give it a try, and get started. Nothing happens until you take action, and this post is all about action.

Wood and Resin Pendant Tutorial

How-to-Make-a-Wood-and-Resin-PendantIn How to Make a Wood and Resin Pendant, you will get step by step instructions for making a broken wood and epoxy resin pendant necklace.

This is a very popular style, and it incorporates contrast in look, and contrast in texture.

Breaking the wooden pieces is a lot of fun too, and I’ll show you a trick to doing it easily. The epoxy you use can be anything you can see through, and you can add tints to make it a different color.

As with all of my tutorials, the principles and the techniques are the most important. You can create any design or look you want by applying the same principles in the post, and you will be successful.

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

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