Mar 232017
 
The Highland Woodturner: Turning a Box
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In the March 2017 issue of The Highland Woodturner, Curtis Turner – yes, that is his real name – shows us how to turn a box with a lid. A spalted tamarind blank floated around my shop for years waiting for the right project. Last month, it somehow made its way to the top of […]

Mar 212017
 
Tool Sharpening for a Beginner, Part 4: The Tormek System
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Amy Herschleb attend Jim Dillon’s Hand Tool Sharpening class at Highland and came away with a new appreciation of working with sharp tools. In this series she will go into thoughtful detail on the 3 methods of sharpening Jim Dillon taught. Today she covers Method 3, The Tormek System. CLICK HERE to read Part 3 The […]

Mar 202017
 
Tool Sharpening for a Beginner, Part 3: Waterstones
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Amy Herschleb attended Jim Dillon’s Hand Tool Sharpening class at Highland Woodworking and came away with a new appreciation of working with sharp tools. In this series she will go into thoughtful detail on the 3 methods of sharpening Jim Dillon taught. Today she covers Method 2, Using Waterstones. CLICK HERE to read Part 2 The […]

Mar 172017
 
Tool Sharpening for a Beginner, Part 2: Sandpaper on Glass
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Amy Herschleb attend Jim Dillon’s Hand Tool Sharpening class at Highland and came away with a new appreciation of working with sharp tools. In this series she will go into thoughtful detail on the 3 methods of sharpening Jim Dillon taught. Today she covers Method 1, Sandpaper on Glass. CLICK HERE to read Part 1 The […]

Mar 162017
 
Tool Sharpening for a Beginner, Part 1
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With the constant jokes circulating the woodworking workplace, there ought to be an award for who gets to be “the sharpest tool in the shed.” And as a newcomer to the field, until lately I would rank a non-starter. I have been catching up on my reading, and being drawn to the attractively-bound volume, recently […]

Mar 142017
 
3 “Rules” To Joyous Woodworking and Life
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RULE 1 – Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff Don’t sweat the small stuff. I have heard this saying over and over throughout my life. It always made a kind of sense to me, but had never become real to me until I stitched it together with the next two “Rules” . Not sweating the small […]

Mar 102017
 
Which Festool Track Saw is Right for You?
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In Issue #6 of Festool Heaven, Our Sticks In The Mud (SITM) tipster Jim Randolph and our Down To Earth Woodworker (DTEW) Steve Johnson got into a discussion over which is the best Festool Track Saw, the TS-55 or the TS-75. We’re not sure who won the argument, but they both scored some pretty good […]