Westfarthing Woodworks Post Review for 3/3/2019

It’s been a busy week. First, some tips on using a side bending iron. Next, some string art kits for adults, and creative ways to support a long wooden shelf. Finally, a clever way to make printable string art templates that will have you never running out of material. Enjoy.

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Side Bending Tips

10-Helpful-Tips-for-Using-a-Guitar-Side-Bending-IronOf all things that strike fear into the hearts of new guitar makers, bending the sides is right there at the top. In 10 Helpful Tips for Using a Guitar Side Bending Iron, I’ll remove a lot of that fear.

Bending wood is no different than anything else. You learn the process, familiarize yourself with the equipment, practice, and you become good. It’s just like thinning your plates, making a neck, or carving a bridge.

The tips inside this post are really helpful, and they will get you on the road to making better guitars. You will be able to bend wood more easily, and I’ll even show my best method for practicing. 

String Art Kits for Adults

String-Art-Kits-for-AdultsGrown ups need to have some fun too. In String Art Kits for Adults, I’ll show you several awesome kits that you can use to dip a toe into making string art. If you fall for it, you can then start making your own patterns and designs in your shop.

Buying and making a kit is a great way to familiarize yourself with a process, and decide if you want to pursue it farther. If you like the kit, you can go on to purchase the tools you need to make it yourself.

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This is a really nice way to see if you like it, without committing too much. The kits are not expensive, and at least you will end up with something nice in the end…even if you don’t end up making more of them.

Supporting a Long Wooden Shelf

how-to-support-a-long-wooden-shelfIn How to Support a Long Wooden Shelf, I am sure you have an idea of what I am going to show you. Long shelves are great looking, but they have some limitations.

Longer shelves sag, and can’t hold the same weight as smaller shelves. However, you can do some things to your longer shelves to make them just as strong or stronger.

The tips are all easy, and you can make a very strong shelf with just a few modifications. With all of the tips, there is surely one method that you will like and be able to accomplish to help support your shelving. You can even use these tips to fix existing shelving.

Printable String Art Templates

How-to-Make-Printable-String-Art-TemplatesOnce you know the secret for making printable string art templates for free, you will never run out of ideas for string art patterns ever again. You also might never make it out of your shop again because you will be so busy.

In How to Make Printable String Art Templates, I’ll show you everything you need to know.

String art is much better with a template. If you are good at drawing, you can do it by hand, but it’s far more even and uniform with a template. Don’t buy them, instead use this trick to get as many as you would ever need for free.

I know you will like this method, and you can take your string art to the next level really quickly. You can also make your first piece look like your hundredth too if you use this method.

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If you have any questions about the week in review, please leave a comment and I will be glad to answer them. Happy building.

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