Aug 292017
 
The Highland Woodturner: Woodturning Finishes
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In the August 2017 issue of The Highland Woodturner, Curtis addresses a regular topic of discussion among his woodturning students: What kind of finish should they use? As a new woodturner, I gravitated to products marketed to turners. These were generally shellac and wax based products blended with other chemicals to aid with application and […]

Aug 212017
 
Solar Eclipses at Highland Woodworking
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Prior to today’s 97% eclipse here in Atlanta, the last annular eclipse that was seen in the area was back on May 30th, 1984. Back when Wood News was a print publication, we included pictures and a write-up from the events of that day. This year’s event was another exciting one here at the store, […]

Aug 092017
 
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship - Dovetails
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Molly Bagby is an employee at Highland Woodworking who recently finished up a 2 Week Basic Woodworking course at Center for Furniture Furniture Craftsmanship (CFC). Although she grew up at Highland Woodworking from a mere 1 week old, her knowledge of woodworking skills is limited. With this class, she was able to change that. You can follow her […]

Aug 082017
 
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If you have never had the chance to visit our Atlanta store in person, you can still get a sense of what it is like to walk around with the Googlemaps virtual store tour. Click around below to see! And when you get a chance, come visit us in person. We’d love to see you! […]

Aug 032017
 
Narex Chisels Tool Review - The Madcap Woodwright
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In the August 2017 issue of Wood News, John McBride, The MadCap Woodwright, reviews his new set of Narex Bench Chisels and Narex Mortise Chisels. He offers a lot of useful thoughts on setting them up for use and gives his initial impression on working them into his shop rotation. If you have been looking for a new […]

Aug 022017
 
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship - Mortise and Tenon Joints
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Molly Bagby is an employee at Highland Woodworking who recently finished up a 2 Week Basic Woodworking course at Center for Furniture Furniture Craftsmanship (CFC). Although she grew up at Highland Woodworking from a mere 1 week old, her knowledge of woodworking skills is limited. With this class, she was able to change that. You can follow her […]

Aug 012017
 
Poll: How Do You Like To Make Your Furniture Edges?
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I’m not known for being a wishy-washy person. In fact, I’m often thought of as an all-or-nothing type. But, on this matter, I like it one way sometimes, and sometimes the other way. Edges An argument could be made that the bedside table in the photo below should have had its edges rounded. Infrequently, I […]