Highland Staff

Nov 132018

We all love spending time in our workshops, but what if we could make our shop a little nicer to be in by adding a couple of capable accessories? Listening to some music or a sports game would certainly make that sanding task go by more quickly. And a brightly lit space is much more enjoyable than a dark, poorly lit shop.

The Festool Sysrock and Festool Syslite II can help. Take a look at the video below to see our Down to Earth Woodworker Steve Johnson’s thoughts on the Festool Sysrock. And click the link below the video to read about the Festool Syslite II and why Steve no longer thinks of it as a ‘glorified, overpriced flashlight’.

More Than a Worklight: The Festool Syslite II

Click to find out more about the Festool Sysrock and the Festool Syslite II, both available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 302018

From Roy Underhill’s saw mill home to Nick Offerman’s LA workshop, Charles Brock has interviewed many woodworkers in between and told us dozens of fascinating stories in the 7 years he has been hosting The Highland Woodworker.

Now you can find any episode of The Highland Woodworker in our ALL NEW Highland Woodworker archives page! Or just re-watch the entire series from beginning to end, if you are in the mood.

Take a look and find your favorite episode in The Highland Woodworker Archives.

Oct 252018

The ‘famous’ Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blades, available exclusively at Highland, cut more smoothly and quietly than any other bandsaw blades on the market. Fine Woodworking rated the Wood Slicer ‘Best All-Round Performer’ in their independent test for speed, flatness and smoothness.

Mike Morton takes a closer look at the Wood Slicer, how to set it up and how to use it in the video below.

Click to find out more about the Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade, available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 232018

Introducing the new SawStop family of Router Tables. Enjoy the best of precision routing with many great features and options, as well as the high quality we have come to expect from the SawStop brand.

In the video below, Jim Dillon takes a closer look at the various SawStop Router Table models, including the various features and options for each model.

Click to find out more information about the SawStop Router Tables, available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 182018

Moxon-style vises are especially useful for raising a workpiece to a comfortable height above your workbench to help facilitate precision sawing of joinery.

In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at the Acer Ferrous Toolworks Moxon Vise Kit, an affordable, all-wooden version of the Moxon Vise.

Click to find out more information about the Acer Ferrous Moxon Vise Kit, available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 112018

In the October 2018 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviewed John Brown’s book, Welsh Stick Chairs.

This book is sure to satisfy woodworkers of all backgrounds including hand tool enthusiasts, chairmakers and history buffs. The Author, John Brown, shares the history and how-to of making Welsh Stick Chairs in this easy-to-read paperback full of woodworking inspiration.

Click here to read the rest of Norm’s review

Oct 012018

Congratulations to the winner of our 2018 SawStop Router Table Giveaway, Mike Ness from Riner, VA. Mike was able to choose between three different models of the SawStop Router Table, either the Standalone Router Table, the Benchtop Router Table, or the table that mounts on a pre-purchased SawStop Tablesaw.  Mike chose the Standalone model, which he says will be a great addition to his shop. Also included with his win was a SawStop Router Lift and a SawStop Downdraft Dust Collection Box.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Be sure to subscribe to our Highland Woodworking email list to receive notification of when our next contest begins!