Highland Staff

Apr 092019


We are excited to announce that our Women in Woodworking column is back in Wood News this month! Char Miller-King is a local woodworker in Atlanta who has been a regular customer at Highland for quite some time and was previously profiled on our blog in September 2017. She will be taking the reins of this monthly Wood News column that features the work and shops of other women woodworkers. Here’s an excerpt from Char’s first column:

About a year ago I started searching for other women in woodworking to connect with and I found a few on social media and they were amazing. When we connected it was like being a part of a sister circle, I had finally found my tribe. There is almost nothing better than talking shop with someone, but talking shop with another woman is extraordinary, you know that you are speaking with someone who truly gets you. I wanted to explore this phenomenon of women in woodworking.

Click here to read the rest of Char’s first column and get a tour around her shop!

Mar 282019

When Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, purchased his SawStop Tablesaw, he noted that the entire experience of the tool-buying experience was greater than the sum of its parts. From planning where the tablesaw would fit into his shop, to speaking with Highland Woodworking customer service to determine the perfect accessories for his shop, to the delivery and assembly of the saw, to the first cut, Steve appreciated every step of the process buying his new SawStop Tablesaw. Watch Steve’s unique take in the video below:

Click here to take a closer look at the SawStop Tablesaw options available at Highland Woodworking.

Mar 192019

Axes have found their way into many workshops, and we hear from a lot of woodworkers who love incorporating them into their projects. If you are considering buying an axe but need help understanding the differences between the various axes available at Highland, the video below will help explain how to choose the right axe for you.

Click here to see the full selection of Axes available at Highland Woodworking.

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