Highland Staff

May 172018
 

In the May 2018 issue of The Highland Woodturner, Temple Blackwood offers some helpful tips for doing a woodturning demonstration for a crowd of people. Going beyond the typical “keep things moving so people don’t get bored” advice we usually hear, Temple has great information about types of wood to use for a dramatic result, tricks for preparing for the demo and how to apply a finish without splashing your audience.

In an effort to share my own passion for wood as a sensually rewarding material to work with in a concrete way and to communicate with both other people as well as with the source-trees, I developed a series of demonstrations using wood that clearly comes directly from the tree.

Click here to read more of Temple’s great article on How to Demonstrate Woodturning.

Click here to read the May 2018 issue of The Highland Woodturner

May 152018
 

This past year, we’ve featured a wide array of shops in our monthly newsletter, Wood News Online, including Brent Nichols’s backyard workshop, Farrell Eaves’s shop-in-the-woods, and the barn shop that Mark and Rachel Mysliborski share.

Take a look at some of these workshops for ideas and inspiration, or just for fun.

And to read about even more shops, click to check out our Shops Gallery.

If you would like to submit your own shop, just SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800 x 600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit redeemable towards merchandise at Highland Woodworking if we show your shop in a future issue.

May 032018
 

Make your grinder more effective for tool sharpening with the Veritas Grinder Tool Rest and add on the Veritas Chisel and Plane Iron Jig to make sharpening even more easy and repeatable. Justin Moon walks through the setup and use of these extremely helpful tools in this short video.

Click here to find out more information about the Veritas Grinder Tool Rest available at Highland Woodworking.

May 012018
 


We are excited to present the brand new fourth issue of Mortise & Tenon Magazine! Take a look at what Highland Blogger, Terry Chapman had to say about it:

There was always a standing joke around our house when we would see a truck with a big sign on it that said “Baled Pine Straw, Inc”. Inevitably, someone would say, wonder what they sell? When I first saw “Mortise and Tenon Magazine”, I couldn’t help but think about that old joke and wonder, what is that book about? Like the pine straw from the truck, this one is about mortises and tenons and woodworking from many years ago. As little as you think about it, electricity for woodworking tools is only about a hundred years old. Mortise and Tenon is aimed at those of us who treasure and appreciate those times before electricity in woodworking.

Click here to read the rest of Terry’s review

Click here to purchase your own copy of Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Apr 122018
 

Back in the December 2016 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviewed actor/woodworker Nick Offerman’s newest title Good Clean Fun. This excellent book provides a look inside the inner-workings of the well-known Offerman Woodshop and much more!

If you’re looking for a good time reading about wood, woodworking and woodworkers, you need go no further. In this, his third book, actor, humorist, author and, yes, woodworker Nick Offerman tells all about the Offerman Woodshop. It’s a quirky read and as the cover suggests full of “assorted tomfoolery.” And fun. Once I had it in my hands, I could hardly put it down.

We are excited to have Nick Offerman (plus several other special guests) set to visit our store in Atlanta for our 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 28th. Come out and enjoy the day with us!

Click here to read the rest of Norm’s review

Click here for more information about our 40th Anniversary celebration

Apr 102018
 

In the April 2018 issue of Wood News, Jeff Fleisher take a closer look at the all new Leigh B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig, a great new tool that simplifies the process of making box joints and ensures the consistency of your joints.

The Leigh Box Joint & Beehive Jig is the perfect jig for you to have in the shop to make box joint joinery. Since boxes are one of the first projects that woodworkers make, the box joint is one of the first joints that a woodworker might try, so having this jig on hand is highly recommended!

Click here to read more of Jeff’s review

Mar 222018
 

In the latest issue of Festool Heaven, we featured Gary Wegner’s woodworking shop. When Gary Wegner left his farm and moved into town in Spokane, WA, he decided to reinvent his wood shop by eliminating his tablesaw and replacing it with a Festool TS 55 Tracksaw and MFT Workbench. Take a look at the pictures of his shop below to see how it worked for him, or click to learn more about Gary’s shop.

To read about even more shops, click to check out our Shops Gallery.

If you would like to submit your shop, just SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800 x 600 resolution.) Receive a store credit redeemable towards merchandise if we show your shop in a future issue of Wood News or Festool Heaven.