Sep 202016

In the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker, we’ve got a great tour of IWF 2016 with Chuck. He talks with many of the toolmakers who exhibited at the show and shows off some of the new tools that were featured.

We’ve also got an interview with Master woodworker Garrett Hack. Garrett talks about his woodworking history, shows us around his hand-built shop, and tells us about the encrypted masterpiece he is currently working on.

With all this and more, this episode should be a good one – take a look!

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Sep 132016

Justin Moon offers his method for sharpening the hand tools in his woodworking shop in this in-depth article. Starting with details of examining the tools and working through each step all the way to using a strop to finish the tool, Justin provides detailed analysis for what you are looking for in the sharpening process, as well as a step-by-step example for how to sharpen a chisel. This method of sharpening applies to just about every edge tool in your shop, from plane irons to draw knives to carving gouges.

Read the article to learn more about sharpening the tools in your shop.

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Sep 082016
Show Us Your Shop: Derik VanVleet's Dream Shop

In this month’s Wood News we featured Derik VanVleet’s woodworking shop. Derik says he fell into woodworking doing remodeling work on a house he bought, and the next thing he knew, he was a woodworker! Take a look at the pictures of his shop below, or click to learn more about Derik VanVleet’s shop. To read about even […]

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Sep 062016

The Highland Woodworking family has discovered a trend:  “Prime Woodworking Season.”  It seems that people get more interested in working in their woodshops in September and October.  There’s no arguing that it’s hot in July and August in the Southeast, especially if your workspace isn’t air conditioned.  Everything combines to make Fall the perfect time […]

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Sep 022016
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 2016 – Tip #2- Reusing "Credit Card Offers"

No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month I share a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” Maybe this doesn’t happen to everyone, but I get credit cards in the mail almost daily.  Unfortunately, they’re nether pre-activated nor pre-loaded!  […]

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Sep 012016
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 2016 Tip #1 - Protecting the Finish While Multi-Tasking

Welcome to “Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.” I am a hobbyist, not a professional, someone who loves woodworking, just like you do. I have found some better ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop and look forward to sharing those with you each month, as well as hearing your problem-solving ideas. “Obladi, Oblada, life goes on, […]

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Aug 182016
Veritas Dual Marking Gauge: One of the First Tools You Should Buy

In this month’s issue of Wood News, we featured an article by new contributor Justin Moon about the Veritas Dual Marking Gauge. If you are new to woodworking and struggling to decide which tools to purchase first, take a look at Justin’s article. He offers some compelling thoughts about his philosophy for buying tools in […]

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