Highland Staff

Jul 142020

In the July 2020 issue of Wood News, Char interviews woodworker Jessie Green, and learns what she means when she says her motto is ‘go big or go home’.

Building from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, within her three-car garage, Jessie not only works full-time, but also wears the crown while she and her husband raise their three boys. As a weekend warrior, woodworking is her creative outlet.

Click here to read the rest of Char’s article about Jessie Green.

Jul 092020

We are often looking for new storage solutions for our workshops. In the July 2020 issue of Wood News, Paul Baker shows us how he has built a wooden crate storage unit that is not only quick and easy to make, but is both stackable and helps with organization.

When you need fast, inexpensive, efficient, modular, and sharp-looking storage, I hope you’ll consider this approach. I’ve probably built 20 or more crates, and my shop looks neat, professional, and welcoming.

Click here to read the rest of Paul’s article on easy storage solutions for your workshop.

Jul 072020

In the July 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer tells the long woodworking history and changing relationship with his favorite type of wood – mahogany.

Do you have a favorite wood? One that is like an old friend on the woodrack? You pick up a board and look over its grain and colors, and you know what it will feel like to plane it or carve it…Mahogany is one of my old friends.

Click here to read the rest of Bob’s article on his history of using mahogany in his woodworking.

Jun 302020

When our book reviewer, Norm Reid, sat down with Another Work Is Possible, he expected a quality read. As the book is authored by the creator of Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Joshua Klein, it already comes with a degree of credibility. But Norm got much more than he was expecting out of the book:

How often do you read a book that brings tears to your eyes? For me, certainly, not often, maybe never. But this book, Another Work Is Possible, did. Let me explain.

This book is, on its surface, a recounting of the process of building a timber-framed blacksmith shop next to the author’s woodshop. But what lies on the surface can be misleading, and in this case there is much more to the story. That story is about a magical time, a time of shared labor, of teaching and learning, of camaraderie, of joy.

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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!