We still can’t believe it has been 40 years! Last month we had quite a party to celebrate all those years. Hopefully you were able to join us in Atlanta, but if not, we were lucky to have Bill Rush Photography on hand at our 40th Anniversary Celebration, taking some great photos of the event! Scroll through and enjoy!
Last month we held our official 40th Anniversary Celebration here in Atlanta with special guests Nick Offerman, Roy Underhill, Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Charles Brock and more. We were so excited to celebrate with almost a thousand of our customers who came from all over the country to join in on an amazing day of woodworking fun.
If you weren’t able to make it to Atlanta, or if you came and want to relive the festivities, watch our video below!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!