Highland Staff

Oct 182018
 

Moxon-style vises are especially useful for raising a workpiece to a comfortable height above your workbench to help facilitate precision sawing of joinery.

In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at the Acer Ferrous Toolworks Moxon Vise Kit, an affordable, all-wooden version of the Moxon Vise.

Click to find out more information about the Acer Ferrous Moxon Vise Kit, available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 112018
 

In the October 2018 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviewed John Brown’s book, Welsh Stick Chairs.

This book is sure to satisfy woodworkers of all backgrounds including hand tool enthusiasts, chairmakers and history buffs. The Author, John Brown, shares the history and how-to of making Welsh Stick Chairs in this easy-to-read paperback full of woodworking inspiration.

Click here to read the rest of Norm’s review

Oct 012018
 

Congratulations to the winner of our 2018 SawStop Router Table Giveaway, Mike Ness from Riner, VA. Mike was able to choose between three different models of the SawStop Router Table, either the Standalone Router Table, the Benchtop Router Table, or the table that mounts on a pre-purchased SawStop Tablesaw.  Mike chose the Standalone model, which he says will be a great addition to his shop. Also included with his win was a SawStop Router Lift and a SawStop Downdraft Dust Collection Box.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Be sure to subscribe to our Highland Woodworking email list to receive notification of when our next contest begins!

Sep 272018
 

We Want to Feature YOU in Wood News Online!

In each issue of Wood News, our monthly online woodworking magazine, we feature our readers’ workshops, woodworking and woodcarving projects, together with a little information about their woodworking and how they got started.

We are currently looking for more of our customers to submit their workshops, woodworking and woodcarving projects to be featured in future issues of Wood News Online. We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shops and projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your shop or woodworking. (Email photos at 800×600 resolution.) Receive a $50 Highland Woodworking store credit if we show your submission in a future issue of Wood News Online.

Some example of past submissions:



Phil Dail’s
Birdhouses and Tables

Meridian, MS


Jim Hall’s 18th Century Inspired Projects


Robert Sellers’
Eagle Carvings



Joseph Butler’s
Character Carvings

Sparks, NV


Bob Nisbet’s Shop
Goleta, CA


Michael Foster’s Shop
Springfield, VT

Click here to see more reader submissions, and then send in your own!

Sep 262018
 

For a limited time, trade in any old tool that you already own (regardless of its age or condition, and it can even be a hand tool like a chisel or screwdriver) for a Festool 55 series Track Saw or any Festool Plunge Router. You will receive $100 cash back from Festool in the form of a prepaid Mastercard.

Here’s how it works. After you purchase your new Festool track saw or plunge router and register it online, Festool will send you a prepaid shipping label to allow you to ship the tool you’re trading in directly to Festool at no expense to you. You will receive your $100 prepaid Mastercard within 4-6 weeks of receiving the trade-in tool.

Take advantage of this opportunity to save while trading up to Festool quality and innovation. Hurry, offer ends October 31, 2018.

Click to shop eligible Festool Trade-up program tools

Sep 252018
 

If you are looking to improve the safety in your shop, the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System is a very good start. Micro Jig is serious about making it safe to do the close work that sometimes has to be done on the tablesaw, router, jointer and bandsaw, letting you grip, hold and feed both sides of small workpieces, ripping strips as narrow as 1/4 inch (down to 1/8 inch with an optional leg).

In the video below, David Picciuto takes a closer look at the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System.

Click to find out more information about the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper Advanced GR-200 System available at Highland Woodworking.

Sep 192018
 

With comfortable pivoting handles, large jaw capacity, and much more, Highland’s new Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps will be versatile workhorses in your shop. The sliding jaw incorporates an anti-slip system to prevent it from free fall sliding on the rail when used vertically, yet the jaw slides quickly into position by pushing the handle slightly towards the rail for sliding it closed and pulling it away from the rail to slide the jaw open. These clamps will ease the stress of time-sensitive glue-ups and make life easier for you in the workshop.

In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at these clamps.

Click to find out more information about the Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps available at Highland Woodworking.