Highland Staff

Jan 292020

So you finally decided to splurge (but not too much) on a workbench for your shop and got the Ramia Advanced 1500 53 Inch Workbench.

Before you can get started with your next great woodworking project, take some time to get the assembly right on your new workbench. Ed Scent from Highland walks you through the steps in this short video.

Please Note: This bench was previously listed in our catalog and on our website as the European Workbench. It’s the same bench, we just updated the name.

Jan 242020

One of the top 3 power tools Christopher Schwarz mentions on a recent blog post may surprise you.

There are a few tools that I consider essential to making a living. For me, it’s a three-way tie between the planer, my old 14” band saw and my HVLP system. The planer and the band saw are – I think – obvious choices. The HVLP system might be a bit of a surprise to some.

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Learn more about the Earlex Spray Station

Jan 212020

The NEW Leigh Jig is Here! Now you can get Leigh Jig accuracy and convenience at an affordable price. Just $99 for the Leigh TD330 Through Dovetail Router Jig. Learn more about how the jig works in the videos below.

Jan 162020

In his new column in the January 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer discusses the appeal of natural materials and researches how grain and figure develop. All in an attempt to learn what it is that draws us to wooden surfaces?

Beyond the science and the woodworker’s knowledge of what wood grain means, there is something deeper. Psychologists and marketers have studied this for years. If we put two objects in front of someone (one plastic laminate and the other a nicely finished block of solid wood) and ask, “Which do you prefer?” – about 75% of people will say they prefer the real wood sample. This is called the “naturalness preference.”

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Jan 142020

The Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Router is a tool like you’ve never seen. It performs many of the tasks of an ordinary router, but with more precision. It performs many of the tasks of a CNC router, but easier and with fewer restrictions.

Learn more about the Shaper Origin’s capabilities and how it can revolutionize your woodworking by watching the videos below. Click here to see even more videos with great information about the Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Router.

Jan 092020

Everyone needs to drill holes at one time or another and Fisch Forstner Bits create very clean holes. Jeff Fleisher tried out the Fisch Wave Cutter Forstner Bit – Set of 4 and was impressed by both the speed of cut and the clean sharp edges of the top and bottom of the hole they created.

Read his review of the Fisch Forstner bits to learn more

For a limited time, get a great deal on the Set of 16 Fisch Wave Cutter Forstner Bits

Jan 072020

If you are looking for some tips on how to use hand tools to flatten a rough board, this video is the one you are looking for. Morton uses his Lie Nielsen 62 Jack Plane with a toothed blade to quickly remove material and flatten the high spots on a large board.