Highland Staff

Sep 272018

We Want to Feature YOU in Wood News Online!

In each issue of Wood News, our monthly online woodworking magazine, we feature our readers’ workshops, woodworking and woodcarving projects, together with a little information about their woodworking and how they got started.

We are currently looking for more of our customers to submit their workshops, woodworking and woodcarving projects to be featured in future issues of Wood News Online. We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shops and projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your shop or woodworking. (Email photos at 800×600 resolution.) Receive a $50 Highland Woodworking store credit if we show your submission in a future issue of Wood News Online.

Some example of past submissions:

Phil Dail’s
Birdhouses and Tables

Meridian, MS

Jim Hall’s 18th Century Inspired Projects

Robert Sellers’
Eagle Carvings

Joseph Butler’s
Character Carvings

Sparks, NV

Bob Nisbet’s Shop
Goleta, CA

Michael Foster’s Shop
Springfield, VT

Click here to see more reader submissions, and then send in your own!

Sep 262018

For a limited time, trade in any old tool that you already own (regardless of its age or condition, and it can even be a hand tool like a chisel or screwdriver) for a Festool 55 series Track Saw or any Festool Plunge Router. You will receive $100 cash back from Festool in the form of a prepaid Mastercard.

Here’s how it works. After you purchase your new Festool track saw or plunge router and register it online, Festool will send you a prepaid shipping label to allow you to ship the tool you’re trading in directly to Festool at no expense to you. You will receive your $100 prepaid Mastercard within 4-6 weeks of receiving the trade-in tool.

Take advantage of this opportunity to save while trading up to Festool quality and innovation. Hurry, offer ends October 31, 2018.

Click to shop eligible Festool Trade-up program tools

Sep 252018

If you are looking to improve the safety in your shop, the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System is a very good start. Micro Jig is serious about making it safe to do the close work that sometimes has to be done on the tablesaw, router, jointer and bandsaw, letting you grip, hold and feed both sides of small workpieces, ripping strips as narrow as 1/4 inch (down to 1/8 inch with an optional leg).

In the video below, David Picciuto takes a closer look at the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System.

Click to find out more information about the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper Advanced GR-200 System available at Highland Woodworking.

Sep 192018

With comfortable pivoting handles, large jaw capacity, and much more, Highland’s new Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps will be versatile workhorses in your shop. The sliding jaw incorporates an anti-slip system to prevent it from free fall sliding on the rail when used vertically, yet the jaw slides quickly into position by pushing the handle slightly towards the rail for sliding it closed and pulling it away from the rail to slide the jaw open. These clamps will ease the stress of time-sensitive glue-ups and make life easier for you in the workshop.

In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at these clamps.

Click to find out more information about the Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps available at Highland Woodworking.

Sep 122018

If you are looking to give your shop a bit more flexibility, we’ve got the perfect tool for you. The Rikon 10 inch Bandsaw 10-305 is compact and well-made. It is an excellent starter band saw for those on a budget and useful to owners of larger bandsaws who want to reduce the hassles of blade changes for separate cutting operations.

In the video below, Mike Morton takes a closer look at the Rikon 10-305. Watch the video to learn the basics for setting up and using this tool in your own shop. Please note the Rikon 10″ bandsaws are now blue, rather than the green shown in the video.

Click here to find out more information about the Rikon 10″ Bandsaw available at Highland Woodworking.

Aug 292018

Earlier this month we announced the winner of our Tormek T-8 Giveaway, Greg Williams from Birmingham, AL.

Since he has had his new Tormek T-8 in his shop for a few weeks now, we thought we’d check in and see how it is working for him.

I have seen the Tormek demonstrations at the different woodworking shows for years and always wanted one. I was so surprised when I got the email from Chris Bagby of Highland Woodworking informing me that I had won the Tormek T-8 in their giveaway. I have had a hectic few weeks and it has been hard to get in the shop to set it up. I watched a few videos of setting the Tormek up for use and read the enclosed literature (very good instruction manual) After some time, I was able to get a nice sharp edge on an old estate sale bargain chisel. I am sure that like most skills, with time I will be able to produce a nice useful edge on many other of my chisels and planes. Once again, thanks to Chris and Highland Woodworking for a wonderful prize -Greg Williams, LEED AP

Make sure to enter our current SawStop Router Table Giveaway for your own chance to win! Deadline for entry to our next contest is Noon ET on September 25, 2018.

Aug 222018

Justin Moon takes a closer look at the Narex Hand Stitched Cabinet Rasps and some of the Hand Stitched Riffler profiles. These indispensable stock removal tools will make your woodworking preparation more efficient and precise.

Click here to watch

Click here to learn more about the Narex Hand Cut Rasps & Rifflers