Molly Bagby

Sep 072021

In our January 2021 Show Us Your Workshop article, Ray Pugh pointed out his “pipe smoking and thinking spot” within his shop.

Bob Rummer, the author of our Stories from Grandpa’s Workshop column has been doing some thinking of his own, specifically about the benefits of having a designated “thinking spot” in the shop. They include:

a) It’s relaxing to be surrounded by your work and tools.

b) It gives you a chance to imagine and think out new projects.

c) It’s is a chance to get away, to be alone.

d) It is a way to take a rest break while working on projects.

This month, we want to know if you have a designated “thinking spot” in your own workshop?

Aug 022021

We’re in the dog days of summer throughout the country. Georgia was in the 90’s for much of last week and that’s not even incorporating the feel of the humidity. If you don’t have air conditioning in your shop, it’s likely that you haven’t been working on any projects for the past few days due to the hot weather.

This month, Bob Rummer discusses temperature management in the shop, and in this month’s poll we want to know how do you stay cool in your shop?

Jul 022021

In last month’s ‘Stories from Grandpa’s Workshop’ column, Bob Rummer discussed the variety of smells in his workshop. Most of the smells come from the varieties of wood he uses in his projects, with each variety having its own characteristics. Other smells are created from the running of power tools, or adding a wood finish which come in a variety of smells and potencies.

This month, we want to know what’s your favorite workshop smell? And if your favorite isn’t listed in the choices, make sure to comment with what it is!

Jun 042021

It’s almost Father’s Day and what better way to show Dad or Grandpa you love him than with a homemade woodworking gift. Or better yet, if he is a woodworker himself, maybe you can surprise him with a new tool from our Father’s Day Gift Guide or let him pick one out himself with a Highland Woodworking Gift Certificate. And if you’re a father yourself, be sure to look through our gift guide and forward it on to your loved ones.

This month, we want to know what you’re getting/making for Dad this Father’s Day! Or if you’re a father, we want to know what you want most!

May 192021

We are excited to finally reopen our retail store for inside foot traffic on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Highland Woodworking will continue to do our best to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff. The policies listed below will evolve as needed. Our top priority is the safety of our staff and customers and we thank you in advance for adhering to these policies.

Sanitation and Protection

•  Customers are required to wear a mask to enter the store and while inside the store. More than half our employees have worked here for over 20 years, so perhaps it is not surprising that the majority of us are also over 60 years old, unfortunately putting us in the vulnerable high risk category for COVID-19. We want to keep them healthy so they can continue to provide the same customer service we have given for the last 40+ years.

•  All employees are required to wear a mask on the retail sales floor.

•  Masks, sanitizer and wet wipes will be available for customers and employees free of charge at the register sanitation station near the parking lot entrance door.

•  Contact surfaces like door knobs, handrails and restroom handles will be sanitized daily.

•  Please adhere to social distancing when trying out tools and interactions with our staff. 

Operating Procedures

•  Store hours will remain the same. Monday-Friday 9-6,  Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12:30-4:30

•  Will Call/Curbside Pickup will continue. If you would like to order curbside, please let us know when placing your order by phone (404) 872-4466 and we will be happy to bring it outside to you once you arrive.

•  In-Store classes will remain suspended until at least September 2021.

Thank you for your continued support of Highland Woodworking, a family-owned, small business since 1978.

May 042021

It’s almost Mother’s Day and what better way to show Mom you love her than with a homemade woodworking gift. Or better yet, if she is a woodworker herself, maybe you can surprise her with a new tool or let her pick one out herself with a Highland Woodworking Gift Certificate.

This month, we want to know what you’re getting/making for Mom this Mother’s Day! And if you’re making something or getting her a tool, let us know what it is in the comments!

Apr 062021

In this month’s Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses several heirloom pieces of furniture that have recently undergone a variety of breaks and scratches. According to Bob, “When we are looking broken-ness in the face, the first step is a decision to fix or not. We compare the cost and difficulty of repairing an item against the cost of getting a new one.”

This month we’re wondering what do you do with a broken piece of wooden furniture?