Jul 212014

We’re excited to share this video of the Jeff Miller Designing and Building Chairs class, which was shot and produced by one of our Product Tour guides, Chris Adkins.

Jeff Miller came down to our store in Atlanta last November to teach a 2-day demonstration seminar on designing and building the perfect wooden chair. You can read more about the class in contributor, Dyami Plotke’s blog entries about his feelings before the class as well as the unique experience he got to have when taking the class.

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Jul 102014

julywnNow available for reading is our July 2014 issue of Wood News Online!

Special articles this month include:

Make Your Own Saw Bench: After reading about Saw Benches in a Christopher Schwarz article, Scott Stahl decided to transform the piece of Douglas Fir 4×4 that he had laying around into a beginners Sawbench project. Scott gives a step by step overview of how he completed the project.

Creating a Curly Maple Handle for a Custom Japanese Hammer Head: Lee Laird took a family trip to Japan where he purchased a hand-made Japanese hammer head. He brought it back home with him and made the perfect curly maple handle to go with it, and in this article he describes the process of making it.

Our Show Us Series includes:

Show Us Your Shop: We’re featuring the converted garage shop of Pat Lemley who lives in Salisbury, MD. Not only does he share pictures of the current shop, but we’ve also got pictures of the building process (that Pat did 95% of himself!).

Show Us Your Woodworking: Jim Mossoney has been woodworking for over 25 years and this month he is sharing several of the projects that he has made in that time including a tool cabinet, slant top desk, entertainment center, and a few nightstands. He also shares several pictures of his workshop.

Show Us Your Carving: Pierre Vigneux has been carving off and on for over 40 years and now does about 1-2 projects per year. Check out his beautiful animal and human carvings.

Each month we have several contributors who offer tips in several different woodworking categories. This month’s tips include:

The Down to Earth Woodworker: Steve provides a variety of tips and advice including a SawStop recommendation, clamp storage ideas, advances in technology involving woodworking, and lastly, he comes up with some ideas on future woodworking products that the market should make available.

And don’t forget this month’s Down to Earth Woodworking video featuring Steve’s SawStop Outfeed Table project.

This month we had a Q/A about Radial Arm Saws and if they are still made.

Tips from Sticks in the Mud: This month’s tips include using Post-It notes as label making devices in your workshop, as well as hanging washers in order to have an easy place to find and access them.

Alan Noel has a finishing tip on 3D finishing, which can be done on highly figured woods including satin, mahogany, and maple and gives them a shimmering 3D effect.

Our reader contributed safety tip comes from William Douglas Lewis who created a Foot-Switch, which he can use to easily power off his router table and drill press so as to not get in the way of them.

We’ve also got reviews on Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood, as well as a tool review of the Veritas Bench Hold Down.

All of this plus some great sales and deals on Fox Chapel Books, Woodcarving Instruction with Chris Pye, WEB TV with The Highland Woodworker, and much more!

And remember, we are always taking for articles in future editions of Wood News Online. CLICK HERE to find out how to submit an article!




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Jul 012014
"Hands"  The Movies

Father’s Day is just past and I have thoroughly enjoyed my gift from the High.  I was cruising around on the web site and I came across a set of DVDs called “Hands”. Hands have always been a topic of interest to me.  My family had a dairy farm when I was growing up and [...]

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Jun 272014
A look at our 'Beginning Turning' class with Hal Simmons

Each week, Highland Woodworking holds a variety of woodworking classes including offerings in turning, carving, finishing, woodworking basics, and many more in our Tage Frid Seminar room. We have been offering these classes for more than 35 years and have hosted some of the greatest woodworking masters around, including Roy Underhill, Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, [...]

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Jun 202014
Follow Friday woodworkers for June

This month we featured 4 different woodworkers in both Wood News Online and The Highland Woodturner, all of whom submitted their shops and projects, and were chosen to be featured in our online publications. Show Us Your Shop: Howard Boehm shared his garage workshop, which he built up around his tablesaw, the center point of [...]

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Jun 182014
Our June issue of The Highland Woodturner

Take a look at our June issue of The Highland Woodturner full of some great reviews and deals of woodturning tools. In this month’s issue: Oneway Mastercut Tools: Curtis Turner recently bought and tested some Oneway Mastercut tools. In this month’s article he reviews the three different tools he got, including: 1) 17 1⁄2″ Sure Grip Handle, [...]

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