Oct 212020
 
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In the short video below, Jim Dillon demonstrates the use of a simple side clamp honing guide, explaining how to use it to sharpen your hand tools consistently and repeatably. This honing guide plus many other useful sharpening tools are available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 152020
 
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Jim Randolph returns for an issue to share some quick tips on setting up and using the Bora Centipede.

My new 4′ x 8′ Bora Centipede needed a workout, so I stretched it to its limits and went looking for a sheet of plywood to place on top. What? What kind of woodshop doesn’t have a full sheet of plywood? That’s OK, a partial sheet will give me all the flat surface I need.

Click here to read the rest of Jim’s article on using the Bora Centipede in the Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.

Oct 132020
 
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In the September 2020 episode of The Highland Woodworker, Chuck looks at the Festool Kapex KS 120 Miter Saw with Stand and Extensions. He demonstrates setup, explains the Miterfast, built-in holddowns and the UG Mobile Miter Station, just a few of the details that would make the Kapex a great addition to any workshop. Take […]

Oct 082020
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: The Toolmaker
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer unpacks a collection of shop-made tools from his Great Grandpa’s toolbox, and it led him to reflect on the connection between toolmaking and woodworking. One reason we make tools is to meet the special demands of unique projects. As a luthier, Grandpa Burnham made a […]

Sep 242020
 
Lost Art Press Blog: Profile of Highland Woodworking
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We at Highland were very proud to recently be featured in Nancy Hiller’s “Little Acorns” profiles on the Lost Art Press blog. A lot has happened in the past 40+ years and Nancy did a great job capturing some of our favorite stories, including a dinner with President Jimmy Carter, Roy Underhill’s infamous fried chicken […]

Sep 172020
 
Learning the Craft of an Aspiring Woodworker
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Marshall Knox describes his own woodworking journey, and offers some ideas for how to improve your own woodworking capabilities. In years past, people acquired skills through a slow process of apprenticeship. Long hours under the watchful eye of a master craftsman. Today some may still follow that […]