We were excited to see our friend Scott Meek in the WIA 2014 Marketplace, showing off his beautiful wood body planes. Take a look at Scott demonstrating one of his planes in the video below:
If you want to see this smooth planing action in person, or just meet an amazing toolmaker and a pretty cool guy, you have a couple of opportunities. Our One Day Sale is October 17th & 18th and Scott will be there creating more shavings. He will also be teaching a class on Making a Wooden Smoothing Plane at Highland in November.
And if you are already sold on Scott’s planes just from watching the video above, you should take a closer look at his Highland 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Smoothing Plane. Only a few more available!
There was a lot to see in the WIA 2014 Marketplace, and we were excited to find a booth featuring one of our favorite chairmakers, Peter Galbert. We got him to do a quick demo of his Galbert Drawsharp to show us just how easy it is to use. Take a look at the video below!
We are excited to have Peter Galbert returning to Highland for a Windsor Chair class in March of 2014! Take a look at Peter’s great video below and just try to not be inspired to build your own Windsor Chair.
Presented by Peter Galbert, you will see how chairs are made by hand and some examples of hand made chairs made right here in Sterling and the tools used. Sterling has a long and prestigious history of chair making with as many as eight chair manufacturers in the area. Many were scattered throughout West Sterling and Princeton including the Buck Chair Factory.
To sign up for Peter Galbert’s Windsor Chair class at Highland in March 2014, CLICK HERE.
In the October episode of The Highland Woodworker, we’ve got some great interviews with a few of the woodworkers who participated in the French Oak Roubo Project as well as some footage from the event itself. We’ve also got Popular Woodworking’s Steve Shanesy showing off a useful technique for live edge carving, and much more in this episode – take a look!
What did you do this summer in your shop? Steve Johnson aka The Down to Earth Woodworker has been working away at designing and building a mobile sanding center, in hopes of making the dreaded chore of sanding a bit more enjoyable. Steve documented the whole build in the videos below, finally all gathered in one place for easy watching. Build your own mobile sanding center, or just use some of Steve’s techniques shown here on your own building projects.
And check out Steve’s latest column in Wood News here!
Part 1: Design Criteria
Part 2: Cutting out the Parts
Part 3: Making The Dadoes
Part 4: Glue Up
Part 5a: Drawers & Box Joints
Part 5b: Drawers & Box Joints
Part 6: Installing Drawers
Part 7: Drawer Fronts & Trim
Part 8: Attach Drawer Fronts, Easy!
Part 9a: Dust Collection
Part 9b: Dust Collection
In this month’s issue of Wood News, David Brearley of Austin, TX shows us the method he has used to restore and refinish a number of vintage coffee mills he has found. Given the often inseparable relationship between woodworkers and their coffee, we can see how these two topics might go together so well!