What a great week. The guitar making series continues with adding the blocks and tapering the sides. Then, some great tips on garage lighting, as well as some tips on making wooden tool handles. Enjoy.
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar
This week on How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Ten, it’s all about adding the head and tail blocks, as well as tapering the sides.
The head and tail blocks of the guitar hold the sides in place, as well as provide a little meat to dig into for the dovetail joint and adding the end pin.
The back of the guitar tapers from the belly to the shoulders, and this is accomplished in a creative way using a homemade jig. I’ll show you everything you need to know, and you will enjoy this next phase in the guitar making process.
Garage Lighting Layout Tips
In 12 Tips for the Best Garage Lighting Layout, I’ll show you everything you need to know to make your garage lighting pop, and finally be able to see what the heck you are doing.
Of all the improvements you can make in your garage or your shop, the lighting has the most impact. You can literally make a night and day (see what I did there?) difference in your shop by adding better lighting.
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Thankfully, lights are super cheap now thanks to LED lights, and you can find them online very easily. You can also illuminate a big hobby shop for less than $100, which is awesome.
Making Wooden Tool Handles
Making tools is a fun part of woodworking, and in 15 Great Tips for Making Tool Handles, I’ll show you how to make awesome looking tool handles that you will love so much you might not even want to use them.
As you make tools in your shop, you will learn more about woodworking, and in the end be rewarded with more tools. Your collection will grow, and you will get even better.
This is a fun cycle to get into. Not only do you get to do woodworking projects, you end up with more tools when they are finished. It’s a lot of fun.
If you have any questions about the posts from the week, please leave a comment and I will be glad to answer them. Happy building.
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