Aug 082017
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If you have never had the chance to visit our Atlanta store in person, you can still get a sense of what it is like to walk around with the Googlemaps virtual store tour. Click around below to see! And when you get a chance, come visit us in person. We’d love to see you! […]

Aug 032017
Narex Chisels Tool Review - The Madcap Woodwright
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In the August 2017 issue of Wood News, John McBride, The MadCap Woodwright, reviews his new set of Narex Bench Chisels and Narex Mortise Chisels. He offers a lot of useful thoughts on setting them up for use and gives his initial impression on working them into his shop rotation. If you have been looking for a new […]

Aug 022017
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship - Mortise and Tenon Joints
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Molly Bagby is an employee at Highland Woodworking who recently finished up a 2 Week Basic Woodworking course at Center for Furniture Furniture Craftsmanship (CFC). Although she grew up at Highland Woodworking from a mere 1 week old, her knowledge of woodworking skills is limited. With this class, she was able to change that. You can follow her […]

Aug 012017
Poll: How Do You Like To Make Your Furniture Edges?
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I’m not known for being a wishy-washy person. In fact, I’m often thought of as an all-or-nothing type. But, on this matter, I like it one way sometimes, and sometimes the other way. Edges An argument could be made that the bedside table in the photo below should have had its edges rounded. Infrequently, I […]

Jul 312017
Collecting Sawdust - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 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.” A few days ago I was looking for a big piece of paper to trace an outline on. I didn’t have […]

Jul 302017
Sand in One Direction - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 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 […]

Jul 262017
Off Center Turning
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Off center turning can be fun and exciting but it can also be a bit wild or scary. The principles in this article can be used to turn off centered goblets, candle sticks, handles and other items. Click here to read how to use the technique of off center turning to turn a replacement handle […]