Jan 162020
 
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In his new column in the January 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer discusses the appeal of natural materials and researches how grain and figure develop. All in an attempt to learn what it is that draws us to wooden surfaces?

Beyond the science and the woodworker’s knowledge of what wood grain means, there is something deeper. Psychologists and marketers have studied this for years. If we put two objects in front of someone (one plastic laminate and the other a nicely finished block of solid wood) and ask, “Which do you prefer?” – about 75% of people will say they prefer the real wood sample. This is called the “naturalness preference.”

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Jan 142020
 
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The Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Router is a tool like you’ve never seen. It performs many of the tasks of an ordinary router, but with more precision. It performs many of the tasks of a CNC router, but easier and with fewer restrictions.

Learn more about the Shaper Origin’s capabilities and how it can revolutionize your woodworking by watching the videos below. Click here to see even more videos with great information about the Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Router.

Jan 092020
 
Fisch Wave Cutter Forstner Bits Tool Review
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Everyone needs to drill holes at one time or another and Fisch Forstner Bits create very clean holes. Jeff Fleisher tried out the Fisch Wave Cutter Forstner Bit – Set of 4 and was impressed by both the speed of cut and the clean sharp edges of the top and bottom of the hole they […]

Jan 072020
 
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If you are looking for some tips on how to use hand tools to flatten a rough board, this video is the one you are looking for. Morton uses his Lie Nielsen 62 Jack Plane with a toothed blade to quickly remove material and flatten the high spots on a large board.

Jan 032020
 
January 2020 Woodworking Poll: Woodworking Resolutions
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With the New Year comes resolutions and what better way to start off 2020 than by making some resolutions specifically related to your woodworking goals. 2.5 years ago I started a step stool project while attending the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Coastal Maine and while many people in the class finished their project, I […]

Dec 172019
 
Saturday Demos at Highland - Tormek and Woodturning
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On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, Highland was visited by Stig Reitan from Tormek who demonstrated a variety of Tormek sharpening tools. He was joined by woodturner, Nick Agar, who showed off a variety of turning techniques with tools that were sharpened on the Tormek T-8 Sharpening System and explained the advantages of working with sharpened […]

Dec 122019
 
Turning the Corner: Seasonal Decorations
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In the December 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood borrows a turning design concept and repurposes it to make seasonal gifts for all the people on his list. With the approach of the holiday season, we have opportunities to develop decorative gifts that are both useful and pleasing. Borrowing the design concept from […]