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wn119Our July 2015 issue of Wood News Online is now available and we’ve got some great woodworking articles, safety tips, tool advice, and reviews.

This month’s issue includes:

Recognizing a Quality Hand Tool– Kerry Lambertson discusses the unique qualities that you can find in an old hand tool, and puts the message out there that woodworkers should demand nothing less than the highest quality in tools.

Making Whirligigs– After repairing his friends whirligig, Ken Radziwanowski realized how easy they are to build and started making them on his own. It became a serious hobby and in this article he discusses his process.

Where are All the Girls in the Shop?– Anne Briggs Bohnett, more commonly known as Anne of All Trades, has just recently started writing a monthly column for Wood News. In her first article she discusses how she got started in woodworking and how finding another female woodworker through Instagram pushed her to become the woodworker she is today.

Woodworking Community Calendar– If you scroll to the bottom of our newsletter, in the lefthand column we have our new Woodworking Community Calendar, where we list woodworking happenings going on at Highland Woodworking as well as events around the country. If you would like to submit your event, feel free to email woodnews@highlandwoodworking.com

Our Show Us series includes:

Show Us Your Shop– This month we’ve got Haim Loran’s shop in Easton, MD, where he collaborates with his wife on projects. His shop is full of all different types of woodworking equipment, which he lists in his column.

Show Us Your Woodworking– Check out the spice rack and other woodworking projects made by Rodney Haywood, whose projects are inspired by the woodworking of George Nakashima.

Show Us Your Carving– Martin Antaramian shares his beautiful carvings, which have been inspired by the concept of moving fabric and are made out of a wide variety of woods.

Our woodworking tips sections include:

Tips from Sticks in the Mud– Jim Randolph has a tip on different ways to repair wood defects, as well as a money saving tip on using food containers and soda cans as mixing vessels for epoxy and other woodworking concoctions.

Two Minute Safety Tip– Konrad Plachta from Tasmania, Australia, shares a tip on safely holding your turning tools while working at the lathe.

Finishing Tip– Alan Noel shares a few tips on easing the clamping challenge when restoring furniture or adding finish to a new piece.

The Down to Earth Woodworker– This month, Steve discusses the recall of his favorite fluorescents, shares a new tool technology found in brushless DC motors, discusses the difference between remodeling vs. woodworking, explains the process behind making a Highland Woodworking YouTube Product Tour, and reminds us all to put a little bit of love into each of our woodworking projects.

Ask the Staff– James is building a rocking chair and asked us what the best set of rasps to use together on a rocking chair project would be…

This month’s product reviews include:

Book Review: Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking– This month, Norm is reviewing Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking in honor of what would be his 100th birthday.

Tool Review: Benchcrafted Moxon Vise– If you want to add a great accessory to your workbench that will help with dovetails and edge work, look no further than the Benchcrafted Moxon Vise.

Some of our new products this month include:

Rikon Professional Low Speed Grinder

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool

Updated Veritas MK II Honing Guide

New Woodworkers Guide to SketchUp

All of this and more in our July 2015 issue of Wood News Online.

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