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 […]

Mar 282019
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When Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, purchased his SawStop Tablesaw, he noted that the entire experience of the tool-buying experience was greater than the sum of its parts. From planning where the tablesaw would fit into his shop, to speaking with Highland Woodworking customer service to determine the perfect accessories for his shop, […]

Mar 262019
Book Review: The Intelligent Hand by David Binnington Savage
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For the March issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed one of Lost Art Press’s newest offerings, The Intelligent Hand: The Intelligent Hand, by the recently-deceased David Binnington Savage, is a distinctive and aptly titled work by a highly accomplished cabinetmaker. This impressive book, published by Lost Art Press, fills several important niches in […]

Mar 192019
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Axes have found their way into many workshops, and we hear from a lot of woodworkers who love incorporating them into their projects. If you are considering buying an axe but need help understanding the differences between the various axes available at Highland, the video below will help explain how to choose the right axe […]

Mar 142019
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Have you seen inlay and liked the look, but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your own woodworking? With the Whiteside Router Inlay Kit, you can rout pieces into your woodworking to fix small blemishes or add design elements. Matthew Morris demonstrates how to use the kit in the video below, creating butterfly inlays […]

Mar 132019
Woodworking with the Young Woodworker
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Ever thought about having your child join you in your shop but don’t know where to begin? Glenn Palmieri offers a few good tips to keep in mind if you want to get your kids started in woodworking in this article published in the March edition of Wood News Online.