Highland Staff

Jun 252020
 

In this short video, David Picciuto takes us on a tour of the Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig. Partner the RTJ400 with your router table and create an excellent solution for accurate routing of through dovetails, single pass half-blind dovetails, and box joints. The RTJ400 also includes built-in features for superior joint fit adjustment and an adjustable side stop for precise workpiece alignment.

Jun 232020
 

In this 12 minute video, Mike Morton walks us through the easy setup and operation of Leigh’s Super Dovetail Jig.

The Super Dovetail Jig provides a way to cut variably spaced through and half-blind dovetails in a variety of material sizes and thicknesses.

Jun 182020
 

Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, came up with another easy trick for your shop. With a few inexpensive materials, you can make your own magnetic stirrer and make your finishing process that much easier. Click below to learn how!

Jun 162020
 

In this classic article by the Down to Earth Woodworker, Steve offers a thought-provoking new perspective on the subject of turning professional in woodworking.

Click to read Steve’s thoughts onTurning Pro as a Woodworker

Jun 112020
 

Are you intrigued by the new Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Router, but aren’t quite sure how it would fit into the workflow of your shop?

Watch the video below and learn how one person has incorporated the Shaper Origin into his own shop.

Jun 092020
 

In the June 2020 issue of Wood News, Ken Rummer takes over the Grandpa’s Workshop column from his brother Ken, and tells the story of an intergenerational project he built with his dad for his grandpa.

An eruption of barking and a flurry of dog nails scratching on oak floors announced the arrival of the grandparents. I was in the basement with my dad at the time. Grandpa came down to see what we were doing. Normally, I would be glad to see him, but this time it was awkward. I was in the middle of building a Christmas present for him and Grandma.

Click here to read the rest of Ken’s article on the woodworking project he built with his dad.

Jun 042020
 

In the June 2020 issue of Wood News, David Jones identifies several resources he uses for obtaining wood for his woodworking projects.

Where do woodworkers get their wood? The simple answer is anywhere they can. Keep in mind woodworking is a hobby for me, not a profession, so my needs are far less. Still, there are many opportunities to get wood. For example, a farmer friend of mine knows I am into woodworking and he will occasionally call to tell me they cleared a tree row and cut down a large Osage orange (or a walnut, or a locust, or…) and ask me if I would want any of the wood. Yes, I would.

Click here to read the rest of David’s article on finding and using reclaimed and repurposed wood.