Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 2/24/2019

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Another awesome week here at Westfarthing Woodworks has come to a close, and there are three more posts to help you become a better woodworker. First, the guitar making series continues onward. Second, I show a bunch of great uses for 80 grit sandpaper, and finally some tips on gluing you wooden ring blanks. Enjoy.

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How to Make a Guitar Part Nine

how-to-make-an-acoustic-guitar-side-bending-equipmentIn How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Nine, we go into the sides, and more importantly side bending methods that you can use. There are a lot of ways to bend a set of sides. It’s important to pick one, and practice.

In the beginning, bending wood can seem like a really different task. However, it’s not really any different from any other type of woodworking. Everything takes practice, and bending wood is no different. 

The only thing that gets guitar makers nervous is that they have never bent a piece of wood before in most cases. While this is definitely different, before using a table saw you may never have cut a piece of wood before. 

Learning anything new is a challenge, and bending wood is no different. I’ll show you several methods and the tools you need to get started, which will give you the best head start that you can get.

Fun Uses for 80 Grit Sandpaper

12-Awesome-Uses-for-80-Grit-SandpaperIn 12 Awesome Uses for 80 Grit Sandpaper, I’ll show you the versatility and power of 80 grit sandpaper and all the awesome things that it can do in your shop.

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80 grit is a workhorse, and once you see all of the things that you can do, you will end up using it all the time.

In most shops, 80 grit is the standard grit used to remove a lot of material quickly, and without leaving a lot of scratches behind. When you need to rough out a project, or level a surface, 80 grit is the best choice in the majority of instances.

There are also a lot of other things that you can use 80 grit paper for, and they are sometimes not as obvious.

You can make sanding blocks, break sharp corners, restore a workbench, and even more with this one simple sandpaper grit. Enjoy the post.

Gluing Wooden Ring Blanks

10-Helpful-Tips-for-Gluing-Wooden-Ring-BlanksIn 12 Helpful Tips for Gluing Wooden Ring Blanks, I’ll show you everything you need to know to glue up really nice looking laminated ring blanks in your shop at home.

These tips reveal how to get a tight joint, strong lamination, and a long lasting wooden ring.

Laminated rings are very popular, and they are a common way that you can express yourself through design. Picking out the wood, assembling the blanks, and experimenting with looks is all part of the experience.

When you make wooden rings in the beginning, your primary method will likely be lamination. In order to do this well, you need to know a little bit about gluing wood together, and that’s the basis of this post.

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When you are done, you will know what you need to make perfect wooden ring blanks that are strong, and will last a long time. This is super helpful for new ring makers.

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

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