Highland Staff

Nov 012019
 

It’s November and that means at the end of the month it’ll be Thanksgiving. Here at Highland Woodworking, we are very thankful for our customers. It is thanks to YOU that we have been around for over 40 years and are able to provide woodworking resources and education to you all.

As we all know, woodworking takes patience, skill, and sometimes good ol’ blood, sweat and tears. If you have the patience to spend an hour hand sharpening a new set of chisels, that is something to be thankful for! You haven’t even gotten to start on the “fun” part of actually making something, which will likely also take patience and time before you have a final product.

This month’s poll asks “what are you most thankful for when it comes to woodworking?” The answers listed are just a few we thought of, feel free to add your own as an “other” comment!

Oct 312019
 

In this classic series by Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, Steve looks at some possibilities for what woodworking will be like in the future, and how we can all help keep our craft alive.

Click to read The Future of Woodworking

Oct 292019
 

If you are tired of building jig after jig to make end grain cuts, the Woodpeckers Coping Sled might be the tool you are looking for.

In this video, Steve Johnson assembles, sets up and demonstrates the use of the Woodpeckers Coping Sled. Take a look!

Oct 242019
 

An updated Kapex KS 120 REB Sliding Compound Miter Saw. A new Festool Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18. A cordless version of the Festool Vecturo Oscillating Tool. And more!

Festool has come out with some great new releases this October. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Kapex, and click to find out more about the other new tools from Festool.

Oct 222019
 

We are excited to announce that the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker was just released. This one features an amazing master woodworker and woodturner named Al Christopher. You won’t believe the work he has produced. He even offers a demonstration for how he turns a handled pitcher out of one piece of wood!

Andrew Zoellner from Popular Woodworking offers a couple of great tricks for making complicated workshop calculations easy to figure out.

And Chuck sits back with the newest issue of Mortise & Tenon magazine, a woodworking magazine that belongs on the shelves of every woodworker.

Sit back and take a look at another great episode!

Oct 182019
 

For the October issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Marc Adam’s new Lost Art Press offering, The Difference Makers:

This book is much more than a collection of superlatives of the creative arts. It is, rather, an exploration of the creative spirit itself, of the lives, the life influences, the motivations of a group of master creators in the medium of wood. Ultimately, it seeks to uncover the forces that have driven these artists to succeed at artistic perfection.

Read the rest of the review

Purchase your own copy of The Difference Makers

Click this link for more great woodworking books to read

Oct 162019
 

In the October 2019 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer makes the case for using more tropical wood rather than less, even with recent news of the Amazon fires.

The primary reason for land-clearing fires in the Amazon is to convert forest to ranches and subsistence farms. When the forest has no value, trees are cut down and burned just to get them out of the way. The people are simply looking for a way to make a living to support their families. The real solution is to find ways that tropical forests can contribute to sustainable economic development.

Click here to read more