Apr 172019
Anne of All Trades Visits Highland Woodworking
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On Monday, April 15th, we got a surprise visit from Anne Briggs (@anneofalltrades) along with several other well-known woodworkers including Adam Beasley (@lazyguydiy), Tamar Hannah (@3x3custom), Rick LaFaver (@thewoodworklife) and Huy Huynh (@alabamawoodworker). We first connected with Anne back at Handworks in Amana, Iowa in May of 2015 when she was helping out at the […]

Apr 112019
Book Review: Shaker Inspiration by Christian Becksvoort
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  For the April issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed the newest book by Christian Becksvoort, Shaker Inspiration: This book conveys the wisdom of a master craftsman drawing on a long and successful career as a cabinetmaker. Charmingly written in a briefly stated, friendly tone, it easily belies the wealth of knowledge it […]

Apr 092019
Women in Woodworking: Char Miller-King
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  We are excited to announce that our Women in Woodworking column is back in Wood News this month! Char Miller-King is a local woodworker in Atlanta who has been a regular customer at Highland for quite some time and was previously profiled on our blog in September 2017. She will be taking the reins […]

Apr 052019
Atlantic Fine Woods on Local NPR Station
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Here at our retail store in Atlanta we carry a variety of locally sourced slabs from Atlantic Fine Woods just one town over in Decatur, GA. Similar to Highland, Atlantic Fine Woods is also family-owned, specifically by a brother/sister team made up of Joe and Laura Sissoko. The two of them and their sawmill were […]

Apr 032019
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No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month we include a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” I know I’m not the only cheap woodworker around. Alan Noel is a self-avowed cheapskate. That means we go to the […]

Apr 022019
Mobile Tools – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – April 2019 – Tip #1
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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 […]

Apr 012019
April Poll: What do you do when you run into a hiccup, or repeated hiccups, in a project?
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Rhythm. Momentum. There’s a lot in favor of getting started and keeping going. Clearly, that applies to writing. Lots of writers suffer from writer’s block. My cure is to just start writing. I can begin typing total nonsense and, pretty soon, it will turn into something usable, just from getting started. However, it’s different when […]