Highland Staff

Mar 142019

Have you seen inlay and liked the look, but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your own woodworking? With the Whiteside Router Inlay Kit, you can rout pieces into your woodworking to fix small blemishes or add design elements. Matthew Morris demonstrates how to use the kit in the video below, creating butterfly inlays with the Jasper Butterfly Template.

Click above to watch the video and find out more about the Whiteside Router Inlay Kit and the Jasper Butterfly Template, both available at Highland Woodworking

Mar 132019

Ever thought about having your child join you in your shop but don’t know where to begin? Glenn Palmieri offers a few good tips to keep in mind if you want to get your kids started in woodworking in this article published in the March edition of Wood News Online.

Feb 272019

As a continuation from last month, we are sharing Christopher Schwarz’s ‘Sharpen This’ series. In Part 2 of his series on sharpening, Chris discusses how there are many different methods and systems out there related to sharpening, but what you need to do as the woodworker is pick the one system/method that works for you and your woodworking habits.

Click here to read Part 2 of the Sharpen This series

Feb 182019

There isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to sharpening, but some tools certainly make the process easier. The Tormek Sharpening System is one of those tools, providing accuracy and repeatability time and time again.

To get a good sense of what a Tormek can do, take a look at the video below. Watch how the Tormek transforms a wrecked chisel into a perfect razor-sharp cutting edge in just 6 minutes. It may not be a silver bullet, but it is fast!

Take a look at the Tormek Sharpening System options available at Highland Woodworking

Feb 122019

On Saturday, February 9th, we held a small demonstration of the SawStop brake system, which is responsible for the technology behind the quick shutdown of the SawStop Table Saw when it senses flesh. These demos are often done with hot dogs as they are the most similar to a human finger, though Roy Underhill once did one with a fried chicken drumstick.

Highland employee, Jeff Dillon, performed the demo by first explaining the technology behind the brake system followed by the hot dog demonstration. He then pulled out the blade and brake cartridge to further show how the brake stops the blade when it comes into contact with flesh.

While the blade still nicks the hot dog, it is much less damage then going straight through it

The blade and brake cartridge. You will need to replace the brake cartridge and evaluate the condition of the blade for future use.

To find out more information about SawStop or to purchase your own saw, you can visit Highland Woodworking online or in-person.

Jan 282019

We’ve got another episode of The Highland Woodworker premiering shortly, but in the meantime you can watch a preview of the upcoming episode now!

If you ever want to catch up on any past episodes, check out The Highland Woodworker Archive offering hours of past episodes and woodworking fun!


Jan 242019

You can get so much done in a shop with a quality router table, and the Kreg Router Table System can help woodworkers of all levels finish their projects faster, more easily and with greater precision than before.

Mike Morton offers a thorough tour of the Kreg Router Table System in the video below, helping you figure out how to adjust the stand, how to use the new style of insert plate and much more!

Click to find out more about the Kreg Router Table System, available at Highland Woodworking.