Nov 072018
 
November Poll: Is Plywood Acceptable in Fine Furniture?
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Is plywood acceptable in fine furniture? And, while we’re at it, what is fine furniture? Is it furniture made only with hand tools? Is it made only with solid wood? Is it defined by certain joinery? My answer to all those questions is, “Whatever gets the job done, has an eye-pleasing design, has well-fitting joints, […]

Nov 052018
 
Dusty Tissues – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – November 2018 – Tip #3
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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 […]

Nov 022018
 
Off Switch Identification – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – November 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.” A fundamental principle of power tool safety is that the operator needs to be able to cut the electricity to his/her […]

Nov 012018
 
Festool CT Cyclone Separator - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – November 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 […]

Oct 302018
 
Take a Look at The Highland Woodworker Archives
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From Roy Underhill’s saw mill home to Nick Offerman’s LA workshop, Charles Brock has interviewed many woodworkers in between and told us dozens of fascinating stories in the 7 years he has been hosting The Highland Woodworker. Now you can find any episode of The Highland Woodworker in our ALL NEW Highland Woodworker archives page! […]

Oct 252018
 
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The ‘famous’ Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blades, available exclusively at Highland, cut more smoothly and quietly than any other bandsaw blades on the market. Fine Woodworking rated the Wood Slicer ‘Best All-Round Performer’ in their independent test for speed, flatness and smoothness. Mike Morton takes a closer look at the Wood Slicer, how to set […]

Oct 232018
 
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Introducing the new SawStop family of Router Tables. Enjoy the best of precision routing with many great features and options, as well as the high quality we have come to expect from the SawStop brand. In the video below, Jim Dillon takes a closer look at the various SawStop Router Table models, including the various […]