Christopher Schwarz has noticed a trend in some sections of the woodworking world: otherwise capable woodworkers struggle when it comes to using their hand tools, even when their tools are of the highest quality. Chris thinks he knows why that might be the case.
Not all of us have beautiful natural light pouring through the windows of our shop. And even if you do, you may still need more light in your shop. The sun does go down at the end of the day, after all, and we aren’t always done with our woodworking by sunset! If you are looking for a great light to shine on your woodworking, the Flex Arm Magnetic LED Work Light might be just what you are looking for.
Matthew Morris walks us through the key features of this flexible work light and shows off some of the convenient ways you can use it around your shop.
We are excited to present the brand new fifth issue of Mortise & Tenon Magazine! Take a look at what Norm Reid had to say about it:
Once again, Joshua Klein and his co-editor Michael Updegraff have brought forth an eclectic and engaging gathering of articles about matters woodworking in Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue 5. As is their wont, the articles range widely in scope, emphasizing an historical perspective, with nary an electron-powered device in sight. While respect for tradition is evident throughout the issue, missing is the explicit attention to conservation and preservation that was evident in prior issues. Also missing is any attempt to present a how-to-do-it approach to our art and craft. What remains, though, is delightful and inspiring, as well as a darn good read.
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’.
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.
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.
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.