Highland Staff

Dec 102019
 

This Saturday, December 14th, woodturner Nick Agar and our Tormek representative, Stig Reitan, will be at Highland Woodworking from 10am-2pm doing woodturning demonstrations and showing off the capabilities of the Tormek Sharpening System.

Nick will explain what it is about Tormek that makes it his first preference for sharpening his tools. Stig will demonstrate how to sharpen chisels, plane blades and knives using Tormek machines and sharpening jigs.

Nick Agar is one of the best woodturners you will see, and he is currently traveling the globe and presenting his excellent turning skills. If you are in the Atlanta area, don’t miss this chance to see a Master woodturner at work.

Nov 212019
 

In the November issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher takes a closer look at the Bora Centipede Portable Workstand, a real game changer for those of us who don’t have a lot of workspace in our shops.

This is a very unique and interesting support system for large sheets of plywood, MDF or other sheet goods. The Centipede is basically a collapsible, portable workbench that expands up to 4 feet by 8 feet depending on which model you purchase.

Click here to read more of Jeff’s review

Nov 192019
 

In the November 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Jason Hicban asks a question many of us might have asked ourselves while standing in front of a workbench: “Am I a Woodworker?” Is there a threshold you cross at some point where you have learned enough skills to officially call yourself a woodworker, or is it just the attempt to assemble something with your hands out of natural materials all you need to qualify for the title?

I never considered myself a woodworker. Growing up, I had always been creative. I quickly learned and loved to draw and paint, but was never exposed to anything like woodworking, BUT, I always liked to “tinker”.

Click to read the rest of Jason’s article

Nov 152019
 

Are you not sure of the differences between Western-Style Hand Saws and Japanese-Style Hand Saws, or can’t figure out which one is best for your woodworking?

Watch the videos below, and learn the types of Hand Saws you should consider for hand cut joinery woodworking, including dovetails and tenons, carcass work, and regular crosscutting and ripping of boards. You’ll get an overview of the differences in blades and types of saw teeth so you can better understand the choices available and choose the perfect hand saw for your shop.

Nov 012019
 

It’s November and that means at the end of the month it’ll be Thanksgiving. Here at Highland Woodworking, we are very thankful for our customers. It is thanks to YOU that we have been around for over 40 years and are able to provide woodworking resources and education to you all.

As we all know, woodworking takes patience, skill, and sometimes good ol’ blood, sweat and tears. If you have the patience to spend an hour hand sharpening a new set of chisels, that is something to be thankful for! You haven’t even gotten to start on the “fun” part of actually making something, which will likely also take patience and time before you have a final product.

This month’s poll asks “what are you most thankful for when it comes to woodworking?” The answers listed are just a few we thought of, feel free to add your own as an “other” comment!

Oct 312019
 

In this classic series by Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, Steve looks at some possibilities for what woodworking will be like in the future, and how we can all help keep our craft alive.

Click to read The Future of Woodworking

Oct 292019
 

If you are tired of building jig after jig to make end grain cuts, the Woodpeckers Coping Sled might be the tool you are looking for.

In this video, Steve Johnson assembles, sets up and demonstrates the use of the Woodpeckers Coping Sled. Take a look!