Dec 182014
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Some of our bloggers are still working on their 2014 Holiday Woodworking Tool Wish Lists. Just in case you are still working on yours (or haven’t even started yet!), here are some ideas to get you going. And don’t forget to create your own woodworking wish list on our website by CLICKING HERE.

Today we’ve got Highland Woodturner contributor, Curtis Turner’s wish list:

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters by Peter Korn

A woodworking friend suggested that I should read this book.  It’s not a typical woodworking book it is more inspirational than instructional.

Festool Systainer-1 Box with 1300 Spax Screws

I already use Spax screws.  So, I guess I don’t need 1,300 screws but this is a great selection of sizes and lengths packaged in a useful way. I really “want” this!

Highland Hardware Black Flexible CA Glue – 1 oz.

This looks like it would be helpful in some situations. I have always wanted to try this out.  It will make a great stocking suffer!

Hirsch #7 Straight Gouge – 35mm

I have a similar sized Hirsch bent gouge that is fantastic.  So, I know the straight gouge would also be helpful.  This is similar to the one Paul Seller used for spoon carving in this video.

Japanese Silky Bigboy X-Coarse Folding Saw

I have the smaller version of this saw and it is just awesome.  I had a chance to check out this “Bigboy” saw the last time I was in the store, and it went straight on my wish list.

Curtis was the 2012 President of Central Texas Woodturners, a member of the American Association of Woodturners, and a member of Fine Woodworkers of Austin. Curtis teaches and demonstrates nationally for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. He also owns a studio where he teaches and works. Curtis lives and works in Central Texas with his wife and four young children. Take a look at his website at

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