Dec 172019
Saturday Demos at Highland - Tormek and Woodturning
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On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, Highland was visited by Stig Reitan from Tormek who demonstrated a variety of Tormek sharpening tools. He was joined by woodturner, Nick Agar, who showed off a variety of turning techniques with tools that were sharpened on the Tormek T-8 Sharpening System and explained the advantages of working with sharpened […]

Dec 122019
Turning the Corner: Seasonal Decorations
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In the December 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood borrows a turning design concept and repurposes it to make seasonal gifts for all the people on his list. With the approach of the holiday season, we have opportunities to develop decorative gifts that are both useful and pleasing. Borrowing the design concept from […]

Dec 102019
FREE Tormek Demonstration Day at Highland, 12/14/19
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This Saturday, December 14th, woodturner Nick Agar and our Tormek representative, Stig Reitan, will be at Highland Woodworking from 10am-2pm doing woodturning demonstrations and showing off the capabilities of the Tormek Sharpening System. Nick will explain what it is about Tormek that makes it his first preference for sharpening his tools. Stig will demonstrate how […]

Nov 212019
Tool Review: Bora Centipede Portable Workstand
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In the November issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher takes a closer look at the Bora Centipede Portable Workstand, a real game changer for those of us who don’t have a lot of workspace in our shops. This is a very unique and interesting support system for large sheets of plywood, MDF or other […]

Nov 192019
Am I a Woodworker?
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In the November 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Jason Hicban asks a question many of us might have asked ourselves while standing in front of a workbench: “Am I a Woodworker?” Is there a threshold you cross at some point where you have learned enough skills to officially call yourself a woodworker, or is […]

Nov 152019
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Are you not sure of the differences between Western-Style Hand Saws and Japanese-Style Hand Saws, or can’t figure out which one is best for your woodworking? Watch the videos below, and learn the types of Hand Saws you should consider for hand cut joinery woodworking, including dovetails and tenons, carcass work, and regular crosscutting and […]