These two products, used together, create an accurate sled with no movement within the miter slot and a surface with dovetail slots that use MicroJig’s clamps and track hardware for fences and other custom hold-downs.
On Saturday we released the May 2020 episode of The Highland Woodworker, this time featuring woodworker Charles Brock! Yes that’s right, we finally convinced Chuck to interview himself and what an interview it was. We loved hearing Chuck’s story of how he got into woodworking, as well as getting a full tour of his Spring Hill, TN workshop.
Andrew Zoellner from Popular Woodworking offers some great tips for getting the most out of your miter saw.
As always, emphasis is on hand tool woodworking, with a strong sub-emphasis on living close to nature. The result is a refreshing diversion from the overwhelmingly high technology world so far divergent from the earth from which life springs. Especially now, when we are largely cut off from one another by either forced or self-imposed isolation, this issue offers welcome relief.
In the modern world of precise woodworking machines, handsaws are often discarded as obsolete and inaccurate. Many woodworkers are drawn to the precision of the table saw and consider the classic handsaw far less essential. Woodworkers buy dado blades, crosscut blades, rip blades, and all kinds of jigs and fixtures for their table saw. They switch blades consistently for the most effective cut without realizing that if you learn to track a line with a standard backsaw, the world of woodworking is no longer limited to the accessories of your power tools.
In the May 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer discusses how the 1930s were a boom for home crafts and leisure activity, and considers how that might compare to current events.
The coronavirus crisis is changing what we do with our spare time. We can’t all go hiking when we want, and playgrounds, rec centers and libraries are closed around the country. In the 1930s, people were looking for ways to fill their time with meaningful activity and many were looking for ways to find supplemental income.