Highland Staff

May 282019

For the May 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher took the Trend Airshield Pro for a spin in his own shop. An avid woodturner, Jeff frequently creates a lot of dust and he knows that breathing it in can be very bad for his lungs. Even so, he was initially skeptical about the size and weight of the Trend Airshield Pro, and wasn’t sure if he would want to incorporate it into his workshop.

Click here to read what Jeff thought after he tried it out

How do you deal with dust in your own shop? Fill out our Dealing with Dust poll and see what other woodworkers do in their own shops!

May 232019


If you are new to spray finishing or do not have an air compressor, then this HVLP spray system is just the ticket for you. The Earlex HV5500 provides a low cost entry system to the world of spray finishing with excellent results.

Learn more about the Earlex Spray Station HV5500

May 212019

Give spray finishing a try this year and you won’t want to go back to painting with brushes! The Earlex HV5500 Spray Station is a great value for an easy-to-use, high quality product.

In the video below, Morton takes a closer look at the Earlex HV5500 Spray Station, available at Highland Woodworking.

May 162019

If you have some tricky drilling to do in your shop and you don’t own a drill press, the Portable Drill Guide might be the tool you are looking for!

In the video below, David Picciuto from Make Something explains the easy setup and use of the Portable Drill Guide, including how to approach tricky operations, such as drilling through round objects.

May 142019

For the May issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed the newest issue of the always excellent Mortise & Tenon Magazine:

For the sixth time, Mortise & Tenon Magazine creator and editor Joshua Klein has given us a superb example of a high quality woodworking publication. As with its predecessors, its 10 articles are well-balanced in content, beautifully photographed and engagingly written, collectively reflecting a spirit of individualism and self-sufficiency in the design and execution of craftsmanship.

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May 092019

For the May issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer writes about the history of woodworking language and the importance of getting the details right:

A standard terminology is an important part of any craft or discipline. If you are going to be certified as a master electrician, you have to know the difference between a wire nut and a split bolt. More importantly, you have to be able to describe why you should use one over the other. Woodworking has its own craft terminology and there are many resources, dictionaries, and glossaries. In general, we are pretty clear on what is what although there are certainly some variations among us. I think we can live with “rebates” and “rabbets”. Maybe even with “slip feather” and “veneer spline”. However, when I see an expert making a “tusk-wedged tenon” when they are actually making a keyed through tenon — well, things have just gone too far.

Read the rest of Bob’s article

Read the rest of the May issue of Wood News Online

Apr 252019

Steve Gass, creator of the SawStop Table Saw finger-saving technology, has a lot of confidence in his table saws. So much confidence that he was willing to go on Discovery Channel’s Time Warp show to demonstrate the technology, using his own finger!

Watch the demonstration in the video below:

Learn more about the SawStop Table Saws available at Highland Woodworking