Have you ever wondered how the SawStop braking technology actually works? This short video walks you through the process and shows you the secrets of SawStop’s amazing finger detection technology.
For the April issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed the newest book by Christian Becksvoort, Shaker Inspiration:
This book conveys the wisdom of a master craftsman drawing on a long and successful career as a cabinetmaker. Charmingly written in a briefly stated, friendly tone, it easily belies the wealth of knowledge it conveys. Less a treatise on Shaker furniture than an exposition of Becksvoort’s career in a one- man shop, it will be especially valuable for woodworkers who aspire to succeed in business as woodworking craftsmen. While it will be of interest to many woodworkers who want to follow the career path that Becksvoort took, it contains a great deal of wisdom about how and how not to set up shop for oneself.
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We are excited to announce that our Women in Woodworking column is back in Wood News this month! Char Miller-King is a local woodworker in Atlanta who has been a regular customer at Highland for quite some time and was previously profiled on our blog in September 2017. She will be taking the reins of this monthly Wood News column that features the work and shops of other women woodworkers. Here’s an excerpt from Char’s first column:
About a year ago I started searching for other women in woodworking to connect with and I found a few on social media and they were amazing. When we connected it was like being a part of a sister circle, I had finally found my tribe. There is almost nothing better than talking shop with someone, but talking shop with another woman is extraordinary, you know that you are speaking with someone who truly gets you. I wanted to explore this phenomenon of women in woodworking.
When Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, purchased his SawStop Tablesaw, he noted that the entire experience of the tool-buying experience was greater than the sum of its parts. From planning where the tablesaw would fit into his shop, to speaking with Highland Woodworking customer service to determine the perfect accessories for his shop, to the delivery and assembly of the saw, to the first cut, Steve appreciated every step of the process buying his new SawStop Tablesaw. Watch Steve’s unique take in the video below:
Axes have found their way into many workshops, and we hear from a lot of woodworkers who love incorporating them into their projects. If you are considering buying an axe but need help understanding the differences between the various axes available at Highland, the video below will help explain how to choose the right axe for you.
Have you seen inlay and liked the look, but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your own woodworking? With the Whiteside Router Inlay Kit, you can rout pieces into your woodworking to fix small blemishes or add design elements. Matthew Morris demonstrates how to use the kit in the video below, creating butterfly inlays with the Jasper Butterfly Template.