Apr 032020
 
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First of all, we would like to thank everyone who is working in the medical fields, trucking, retail sales, manufacturing, delivery, sanitation and every other essential worker out there for all of their services they are continuing to provide during these times.

A lot of us, who aren’t in these fields, have more than likely found some extra time on our hands that we would normally be using commuting to work, socializing with friends and family, or attending sports practice. For a lot of people, this has been newfound time to start a new hobby or get better at something you have already been pursuing….like woodworking.

Is the shop calling?

There are also those of us who have kids and are now doing double duty as both parents and teachers. Now could be a good time to add shop class into your child’s schedule. Not only is it teaching them new skills but it gets you into the shop!

This month we want to ask how are you spending your time around the house? And if it’s not listed in the poll, feel free to comment on this blog post!

Mar 252020
 
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Did you already finish watching the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker (featuring the legendary Don Weber!) and now you need something else to keep you busy?

Check out our full archives of The Highland Woodworker, going all the way back to Chuck’s first interview with Roy Underhill in episode 1! Each episode contains some great inspiration for your woodworking shop and future projects!

Take a look at The Highland Woodworker archive page

Mar 132020
 
The Drawknife by Andy Glenn
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In the March 2020 issue of Wood News, we featured an article by first time Wood News writer Andy Glenn, all about the Drawknife. How to sharpen it, how to use it, and more: Of all the hand tools, I think the drawknife can be the most intimidating – especially if you’ve never picked one […]

Mar 112020
 
National Worship of Tools Day is here!
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You might have heard of National Dog Day, National Margarita Day, National Pizza Day, but did you know there is also a National Worship of Tools Day? And it just happens to be today, March 11th. The ‘National Day Calendar’ describes this holiday as “a day to go out into the garage, the tool shed, […]

Mar 052020
 
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After finally deciding to get a SawStop Table Saw, Steve tackles the next set of challenges opportunities that come with having the new saw in his shop. First up: building ‘the ultimate’ outfeed table that will double as an assembly and glue-up table. Watch the whole series below:

Mar 032020
 
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Highland Woodworking was recently featured on the podcast whts nxt. The podcast is described by podcaster, Taylor Marks as “A podcast hosted by a recent college graduate who is a little lost so she figured she’d do what she likes to do: talk to people. Join me as I talk weekly with various professionals about […]

Feb 272020
 
A Guide to Sharpening Chisels & Plane Irons
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After posting our new video on How to Sharpen Chisels, we took a look back at some of our older articles and videos on the topic of sharpening, and found this great guide, written awhile back by Zach Etheridge, a man who excelled at keeping his hand tools sharp. Just goes to show that even […]