Highland Staff

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.

Sep 102019

If you’ve been thinking about getting a Dovetail Jig for your shop but you aren’t sure which is the right one for you, this video might help you decide. With a comparison of the Leigh D4R Pro and the Leigh Super Dovetail Jig, the video breaks down the body construction, finger style & joint spacing, capacity, joint options and more!

Aug 302019

If your shop feels too small for a standard tablesaw but you would still like the safety afforded by a SawStop, take a closer look at the newly updated SawStop Jobsite PRO Tablesaw.

In the short video below, Jim Dillon shows off the features of the Jobsite PRO, demonstrating its easy portability, its many capabilities and the improvements made from the original Jobsite Saw.

Aug 222019

We hear from a lot of customers who find the Festool sandpaper options downright confusing. So we asked our friend Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, to help us understand which Festool Sandpaper to buy.

In the video below, Steve explains the best sandpaper options for general sanding, raw wood, finishing, shaping and more. He also creates an easy guide so you can remember Festool Sandpaper types and uses:

Aug 202019

Festool’s line of Rotex Sanders are perfect if you are looking to get into the world of Festool Sanding and you want the most versatility you can buy in a sander.

Matthew Morris discusses the different options and uses of Festool Rotex Sanders in this short video: