Molly Bagby

Nov 022021

The Holidays are almost here and as woodworkers, a lot of us will soon be busy in our shops making gifts for our loved ones.

This month we want to know how early (or late) do you get started in the gift making process?

Oct 052021

As a woodworking tool company, Highland Woodworking sells both Hand Tools and Power Tools. Both types have their advantages and many woodworkers have a mix of both in their shops. This month, we want to know which type of tool do you prefer to use most often? If you prefer one type over the other, we would love to hear why in the comment section!

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!