May 242018
 
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We still can’t believe it has been 40 years! Last month we had quite a party to celebrate all those years. Hopefully you were able to join us in Atlanta, but if not, we were lucky to have Bill Rush Photography on hand at our 40th Anniversary Celebration, taking some great photos of the event! Scroll through and enjoy!

May 222018
 
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Last month we held our official 40th Anniversary Celebration here in Atlanta with special guests Nick Offerman, Roy Underhill, Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Charles Brock and more. We were so excited to celebrate with almost a thousand of our customers who came from all over the country to join in on an amazing day of woodworking fun.

If you weren’t able to make it to Atlanta, or if you came and want to relive the festivities, watch our video below!

May 172018
 
How to Do a Woodturning Demonstration
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In the May 2018 issue of The Highland Woodturner, Temple Blackwood offers some helpful tips for doing a woodturning demonstration for a crowd of people. Going beyond the typical “keep things moving so people don’t get bored” advice we usually hear, Temple has great information about types of wood to use for a dramatic result, […]

May 152018
 
Show Us Your Shop: 6 More Workshops We've Featured in Wood News
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This past year, we’ve featured a wide array of shops in our monthly newsletter, Wood News Online, including Brent Nichols’s backyard workshop, Farrell Eaves’s shop-in-the-woods, and the barn shop that Mark and Rachel Mysliborski share. Take a look at some of these workshops for ideas and inspiration, or just for fun. And to read about […]

May 112018
 
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After we first announced in 2017 that The Highland Woodworker had reached its series finale we received dozens of phone calls, emails and comments saying “say it ain’t so!” Well we listened to our viewers and we have returned with 4 brand new episodes in 2018! Our Spring 2018 episode includes the following: -Not only […]

May 082018
 
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  Spring cleaning. It’s almost a cliché. Even the City of Long Beach is having a Spring Cleaning event. Sometimes, it’s a joke, laughing about the cleaning we should be doing in the spring, even as we put it off. We’ve discussed before how much I like cleaning my shop. Right now, because of the […]

May 072018
 
Refrigerator Parts as Shop Storage – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2018 – Tip #2
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No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month we include a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” When I went to look for scraps for the battery storage project, I didn’t have to look far. And, I didn’t […]