Oct 172017
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If you’ve been looking for an affordable workbench to take your shop to the next level, look no further than the European Workbench, available at Highland Woodworking. In the video below, Morton shows off the diverse capabilities of the European Workbench.

Oct 122017
Turning Pain into Passion with Woodworking
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Editor’s Note: This heartfelt story was submitted by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, the wife of one of our customers. The moment we read it, we knew it needed to be shared with the rest of our woodworking community!  In 2009, our 15-year-old daughter, Aly, a competitive swimmer and straight-A student, was tragically killed in a car accident while […]

Oct 112017
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Are you thinking of upgrading the sharpening process in your shop, but don’t want to break the bank? Consider the Tormek T-4 Sharpening System, available at Highland Woodworking. And for a limited time, you can get the Bushcraft Limited Edition T-4, that includes a $40 Knife Jig, $20 Axe Jig and a $49 Mora Kansbol […]

Oct 052017
Woodworking Projects: Builder Boards made from Recycled Plywood
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In the October 2017 issue of Wood News, Jack McKee shares a wonderful design he created for a set of ‘Builder Boards’, a great tool to inspire a kid’s imagination. Years ago, when I was working at a Montessori school, I designed a set of notched boards that kids can use to build their own playhouse, or even better, […]

Oct 032017
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The dairy farm I grew up on was pretty self-sufficient. We grew most of what we ate, from meat to grain to vegetables and, of course, milk and butter. We grew much of what the cows ate, too. My Uncle Sam, and his two brothers Bee and Charles, milked separately but farmed together. Their homes […]

Oct 022017
Cleaning Paint Brushes – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – October 2017 – 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.” Years ago a painter gave me some really good advice. We were discussing cleaning paint brushes and I asked him about […]

Oct 012017
Paint Can Lids – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – October 2017 – 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 […]