Feb 202019
Choosing a Resaw Blade for Your Bandsaw
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Resawing is the term for woodcutting that takes a board of a given thickness and slices it into two or more thinner boards. Though it can be done on a small scale on a tablesaw, the bandsaw is universally regarded as the go-to tool for resawing lumber. We recently stumbled across an old article from […]

Feb 182019
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There isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to sharpening, but some tools certainly make the process easier. The Tormek Sharpening System is one of those tools, providing accuracy and repeatability time and time again. To get a good sense of what a Tormek can do, take a look at the video below. Watch how […]

Feb 122019
SawStop Safety Demonstration at Highland Last Weekend
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On Saturday, February 9th, we held a small demonstration of the SawStop brake system, which is responsible for the technology behind the quick shutdown of the SawStop Table Saw when it senses flesh. These demos are often done with hot dogs as they are the most similar to a human finger, though Roy Underhill once […]

Feb 052019
Reusable Food Tubs – Tips from Sticks in the Mud - February 2019 - Tip #2
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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.” You want something free? Well, almost free. If you eat whipped butter, margarine, Cool Whip, or other foodstuffs that come in […]

Feb 042019
Clamp Cleaning – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – February 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 […]

Feb 012019
February Poll: Do You Wear a Nail/Carpenter's Apron Inside the Shop?
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  There are web sites and YouTube channels that run down Festool. There are channels that run down your favorite YouTuber. I get that. Not everybody likes the same thing, and not everyone can keep their opinion to themselves, or follow Mama’s advice: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I’ve […]

Jan 282019
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We’ve got another episode of The Highland Woodworker premiering shortly, but in the meantime you can watch a preview of the upcoming episode now! If you ever want to catch up on any past episodes, check out The Highland Woodworker Archive offering hours of past episodes and woodworking fun!