Jul 102017
Poll: How Do You Feel When Non-Woodworkers Call You a Carpenter?
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How do you feel when non-woodworkers call you a carpenter? I suppose I was a woodworker in 7th grade, when I took wood shop in Mr. Boney’s South Park Junior High class, but I wasn’t very good at it. It seems I could never get anything square, or make good-looking joints. That was 1964, and […]

Jul 092017
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 2017 – Tip #1 – Portable Air Tank
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Welcome to “Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.” I am a hobbyist who loves woodworking and writing for those who also love the craft. I have found some ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop that might be helpful to you, and I enjoy hearing your own problem-solving ideas. Please share them in the COMMENTS section of each […]

Jul 052017
Intro - Basic Woodworking Class at Center for Furniture Craftmanship
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My name is Molly Bagby and I have been involved with Highland Woodworking since I was a mere 7 days old (or maybe even earlier than that). Once my Mom, Sharon Bagby, recovered from pregnancy she started back to work right away and brought me with her. While I don’t remember much from those early […]

Jun 302017
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Making Things Work, Nancy R. Hiller (Putchamin Press, 2017) Hilarious, engaging, and relatable, Hiller shares her philosophy of work with anecdotes drawn from her life about what constitutes success and the bumps in the road getting there. For some, her coarse language and tendency to call a tool a tool might irk a bad conscience. […]

Jun 282017
Lie-Nielsen Open House, July 7-8, 2017
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We are excited to be attending this year’s edition of the Lie-Nielsen Open House. The annual event never disappoints, with a great group of hand tool event staff showing off the latest additions to the Lie-Nielsen line. There will also be a diverse group of guest demonstrators present, showing off their wares and creations. And don’t […]

Jun 232017
A Coffee Tragedy: Turning a Lid
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This article first appeared in the December 2013 issue of The Highland Woodturner. There was an accident involving a ceramic coffee container, which was a gift from my in-laws. More specifically, I accidentally dropped and shattered the lid of the container. After pondering this tragic accident, I realized I could turn a replacement lid. CLICK […]

Jun 212017
A Split Turned Sanding Block
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The technique of split turning is most commonly associated with furniture from the 16th and 17th centuries but can be used for any project that requires a half round column. Curtis Turner recently used split turning to turn a curved sanding block, and he wrote about it in the June issue of The Highland Woodturner. […]