Oct 212021
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For the October 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer talked about how he incorporates “honesty” into his woodshop and projects:

It’s October and you know what that means. On Halloween, the Great Walnut Burl will rise out of a toolbox in the most honest workshop in the world. He will fly around the world bringing toys to all the good children and candy for all the grown-ups. At least something like that. In the Peanuts comic strip, Linus believes in a mixed-up mash-up of Christmas, Halloween, and Easter that is based on a vegetable garden being “sincere” and free of hypocrisy. Kind of silly and cute. But how about my version? Could a woodshop be “honest”?

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Oct 192021
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We are proud to announce that Highland Woodworking has been nominated for #BESTofGEORGIA in the Craft/Hobby store category! Help us win by voting for us at https://gbj.com/atlanta/shopping/highland-woodworking.

Highland Woodworking started as Highland Hardware in 1978 by Chris and Sharon Bagby, two graduates of Georgia Tech. While we started out more than 40 years ago as a local hardware and woodworking retailer, over the years we have grown to become exclusively an international purveyor of fine woodworking tools. In 2006 we changed our name to Highland Woodworking, which is a truer reflection of the nature of our tool offering and our position in the woodworking industry. Nothing else changed; customers still receive the same quality tools and service and the same enthusiasm for woodworking they have come to rely on over the years. 

To this day, the store is still run by the Bagby family including Chris and Sharon’s daughters, Kelley and Molly.

Oct 132021
Book Review: Kitchen Think
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For the October 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Kitchen Think by Nancy Hiller: Kitchen Think is, as the name states, an opportunity to think broadly and carefully about the design and execution of a kitchen remodeling project. If kitchen remodeling is in your future, even a minor upgrade, then you will […]

Oct 072021
Book Review: The Workshop Book By Scott Landis
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For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed The Workshop Book By Scott Landis: The Workshop Book’s primary value is the opportunity it offers to survey a wide range of workshop solutions through the eyes of woodworkers who have adopted them. This is an excellent resource for any woodworker setting out […]

Sep 302021
Carving a Bowl with Hand Tools
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For the September 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Sait Cakmak discussed his process for using a 35mm #7 Hirsch Gouge along with a few other hand tools to carve a bowl: I recently bought a 35mm #7 Hirsch Gouge from Highland Woodworking. I immediately wanted to put it to use, so I decided to […]

Sep 282021
The Mortise and Tenon Joint
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For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Samuel Colchamiro wrote a history of the mortise and tenon joint, and shared his step by step process of creating this popular joint found in many pieces of handmade furniture: Historically, the mortise and tenon was the most ubiquitous joint used in fine furniture, and for […]