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 […]
For the June issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer writes about what you need to know about making boxes that they don’t teach you in shop class: I have made a LOT of boxes in nearly 50 years of woodworking — toolboxes, jewelry boxes, tissue boxes, cabinet-sized boxes, bandsawn boxes, carved boxes, recipe boxes, […]
This past year, we’ve featured a wide array of shops in our monthly newsletter, Wood News Online, including Carter Choate’s shop and woodshed, Mike Ribelin’s basement workshop, and Rich Breed’s warm woodshop for snowy day woodworking. Take a look at some of these workshops for ideas and inspiration, or just for fun. And to read […]
Curtis Turner and his son show off this great project to do in the workshop with your kids this summer. The da Vinci Wooden Model Catapult Kit is just one of the wooden model kits available at Highland that will get your kids working in the shop and perhaps launch them into the world of […]
Summer is upon us, and one way we can get more time in our shop is to invite our kids in with us. Help the kids in your life build woodworking skills that will last a lifetime with Highland Woodworking’s Tool Kit for Kids! Michael Morton reviews the tool kit in the short video below.
We originally profiled Chris Vesper back in 2016. Not long after that, he started building out a new space for his tool making business. We thought it was time to check back in with Chris and find out what has changed about Vesper Tools since we last chatted with him. Click to learn what has […]
Whether your hand plane’s blade is used up, pitted with rust or just plain no good, a Hock Plane Iron from Highland Woodworking can be the quickest way to get your hand plane cutting its best. In the short video below, Jim Dillon takes a closer look at the Hock Plane Irons and explains what […]