Highland Staff

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.

Jan 242020

One of the top 3 power tools Christopher Schwarz mentions on a recent blog post may surprise you.

There are a few tools that I consider essential to making a living. For me, it’s a three-way tie between the planer, my old 14” band saw and my HVLP system. The planer and the band saw are – I think – obvious choices. The HVLP system might be a bit of a surprise to some.

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Jan 212020

The NEW Leigh Jig is Here! Now you can get Leigh Jig accuracy and convenience at an affordable price. Just $99 for the Leigh TD330 Through Dovetail Router Jig. Learn more about how the jig works in the videos below.

Jan 162020

In his new column in the January 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer discusses the appeal of natural materials and researches how grain and figure develop. All in an attempt to learn what it is that draws us to wooden surfaces?

Beyond the science and the woodworker’s knowledge of what wood grain means, there is something deeper. Psychologists and marketers have studied this for years. If we put two objects in front of someone (one plastic laminate and the other a nicely finished block of solid wood) and ask, “Which do you prefer?” – about 75% of people will say they prefer the real wood sample. This is called the “naturalness preference.”

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