Feb 052018
 
Lining Up the Holes – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – February 2018 – 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.” There is one thing contrarian about the Festool RO90: the dust collection holes are not the same size as other Festool […]

Feb 022018
 
Sanding with Festool – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – February 2018 – 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 012018
 
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Today we wanted to share a special #ThrowbackThursday to a Popular Woodworking blog written by Chris Schwarz exactly 5 years ago about Highland Woodworking, calling us the ‘Hand-tool Stalwarts of the South.‘ We also wanted to give a special thanks to Chris Schwarz, Megan Fitzpatrick and Lost Art Press for being some of our biggest […]

Jan 302018
 
How to Build an Inexpensive Steam Box for Bending Wood
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Have you ever considered bending wood for a woodworking project? The technique can really add interest to a piece, and is easier than you might think with the help of an Earlex Steam Generator! Click below to find an article and a video on building an inexpensive steam box for bending wood as well as […]

Jan 252018
 
Phil's Turning Tip: Turning Wooden Spoons on the Lathe
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In this month’s issue of The Highland Woodturner, Phil Colson demonstrates how he turns wooden spoons on his lathe, an interesting alternative to carving. Spoons, spoons, spoons, everybody is getting into carving spoons. Spoon carving is a great hobby. I like to make spoons also, but I do it with the lathe. Take a look […]

Jan 232018
 
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If you are looking to upgrade your shop, we’ve got the perfect tool for you. The Rikon 14 inch Deluxe Bandsaw 10-326 is a great choice for all kinds of woodworkers. Furniture makers will like the large 13″ resawing capacity and cutting accuracy. Woodturners will like the stability the large table provides when roughing bowl […]

Jan 182018
 
Carving a Plane Tote
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In the January 2018 issue of Wood News, Ernie Stephenson writes an in-depth article on how to carve a plane tote and make a used plane feel new again. “Totes on a plane go through a lot of dynamic stress. Additionally, the wood in these old tools often contains a lot of skin oil and […]