Highland Staff

Feb 202020

In his new column in the February 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer explores the dilemma of deciding whether or not to paint our woodworking projects.

I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about paint on wood. When I see a DIY show taking a piece of solid wood furniture and painting it sky blue, something inside me reacts — “Why would you cover up a nice piece of wood with paint?”

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Feb 182020

For the February issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher reviewed the new Dozuki Saw offered by Z-Saw, available at Highland Woodworking:

The Z-Saw Dozuki has a 0.3mm thick high-carbon steel blade. Like all Japanese saws, the blade can be extremely thin because it cuts on the pull stroke which creates a very fine kerf. I like the idea of a very thin blade with hardwoods because you will generate very little friction and very little resistance making the cut and the blade remain straight during the pull part of the cutting stroke.

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Feb 132020

For the February issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s new offering, Setting Up Shop:

An authoritative guide to all things woodshop, this is just the ticket to guide you through the many things you’ll need to consider. This guide thoroughly examines the full range of issues entailed in setting up and equipping a woodshop.

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Feb 112020

On the most recent episode of The Highland Woodworker, Chuck Brock took a look at the newest Leigh Jig, the TD330 Through Dovetail Jig. Watch the video below and see what Chuck thought of the new jig!

Feb 052020

In the February issue of Wood News, Samuel Colchamiro writes a great article about how to introduce Router Planes into your regular woodworking routines.

A router plane is an extremely accurate hand tool that has the ability to increase the efficiency of your hand and machine tool woodworking. Many woodworkers don’t realize that the router plane is not a direct replacement of a power router. It uses the same physics in that the blade makes a cut to a specific depth from the reference surface (the sole). Understanding how to correctly use router planes can ultimately help you with many aspects of your woodworking.

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Jan 312020

“A new workbench is a beautiful thing, full of possibility.” But as you are looking at your new, shiny workbench, do you find it hard to actually get started, for fear of damaging the pristine work surface before you?

If this describes you, take a look at the linked article below, and let it help you gather the courage to let go of the perfection and explore the capabilities of your new workbench.

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Jan 292020

So you finally decided to splurge (but not too much) on a workbench for your shop and got the Ramia Advanced 1500 53 Inch Workbench.

Before you can get started with your next great woodworking project, take some time to get the assembly right on your new workbench. Ed Scent from Highland walks you through the steps in this short video.

Please Note: This bench was previously listed in our catalog and on our website as the European Workbench. It’s the same bench, we just updated the name.