Highland Staff

Oct 242019

An updated Kapex KS 120 REB Sliding Compound Miter Saw. A new Festool Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18. A cordless version of the Festool Vecturo Oscillating Tool. And more!

Festool has come out with some great new releases this October. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Kapex, and click to find out more about the other new tools from Festool.

Oct 222019

We are excited to announce that the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker was just released. This one features an amazing master woodworker and woodturner named Al Christopher. You won’t believe the work he has produced. He even offers a demonstration for how he turns a handled pitcher out of one piece of wood!

Andrew Zoellner from Popular Woodworking offers a couple of great tricks for making complicated workshop calculations easy to figure out.

And Chuck sits back with the newest issue of Mortise & Tenon magazine, a woodworking magazine that belongs on the shelves of every woodworker.

Sit back and take a look at another great episode!

Oct 182019

For the October issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Marc Adam’s new Lost Art Press offering, The Difference Makers:

This book is much more than a collection of superlatives of the creative arts. It is, rather, an exploration of the creative spirit itself, of the lives, the life influences, the motivations of a group of master creators in the medium of wood. Ultimately, it seeks to uncover the forces that have driven these artists to succeed at artistic perfection.

Read the rest of the review

Purchase your own copy of The Difference Makers

Click this link for more great woodworking books to read

Oct 162019

In the October 2019 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer makes the case for using more tropical wood rather than less, even with recent news of the Amazon fires.

The primary reason for land-clearing fires in the Amazon is to convert forest to ranches and subsistence farms. When the forest has no value, trees are cut down and burned just to get them out of the way. The people are simply looking for a way to make a living to support their families. The real solution is to find ways that tropical forests can contribute to sustainable economic development.

Click here to read more

Sep 242019

Finally, outfeed support for a tablesaw that doesn’t take up a lot of valuable space in the shop!

If you’ve ever tried to cut a large work piece on your tablesaw, you know it can be dangerous without some sort of outfeed support. And if you are already hard pressed to find space for new tools in your shop, a dedicated outfeed table might seem out of the question.

In this short video, Matthew Morris demonstrates how SawStop’s Folding Outfeed Table is a perfect solution to both of these problems – it offers great support and then folds up out of the way when you are done using it.

Sep 192019

You’re invited to stop by Highland Woodworking on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 anytime between 10am-1pm to watch the Atlanta Woodcarvers Club demonstrate their carving techniques on our sales floor! Several members of the club will be on hand doing different carving demonstrations and answering any questions you may have about their carving processes.

Visit the Highland Woodworking Woodcarving department

Sep 172019

In the August issue of Hock Tool’s monthly newsletter, we saw the familiar face of perennial Highland instructor Jim Dillon in a fantastic interview.

Many woodworkers local to Atlanta have taken classes with Jim and many more of you have seen some of the videos he has produced on the Highland YouTube channel, including ones on Broad Axes, the Narex Spoon Carving Kit, SawStop Router Tables, and Adding a Hock Blade to Your Hand Plane.

Read the interview with Jim and perhaps it will inspire you to take a class or watch a video and improve your own woodworking skills.