Sep 212017
Festool Heaven: Which Festool Should You Buy First?
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For this month’s issue of Festool Heaven, we asked Steve Johnson which Festool he would recommend for a friend if they had never owned a Festool product before. He said the question sounded strange at first, but after thinking about it awhile, he came up with a surprising answer. Click here to read Steve’s recommendation

Sep 192017
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Improve the Comfort in Your Shop with the Benchcrafted Hi Vise Hardware! In this video, Guy Dunlap explains how the new Benchcrafted Hi Vise hardware can dramatically improve your approach to carving tasks, cutting and paring dovetails or any detail work, allowing greater control. Guy also reviews the easy installation of this valuable addition to […]

Sep 142017
Woodworker Profile: Char Miller-King
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As an Atlanta resident and associate at Highland Woodworking, I have the privilege of meeting a lot of woodworker-customer-friends, both hobbyist and professional alike, who are making wonderful things. I’m pleased to introduce you to some of our fellow enthusiasts through this semi-regular dispatch of who’s who in the Highland community. -AH I met Char […]

Sep 122017
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Finally, an exceptional grinder at a reasonable price! Take a look at the Rikon 8 Inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder in this short video tour with Justin Moon. Justin shows how the Rikon grinder runs quietly and smoothly and details how it could be the perfect sharpening addition for your shop.

Sep 052017
Poll: How do you handle PVA glue squeezeout cleanup?
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When Matt VanDerList of Matt’s Basement Workshop was on the Wood Talk Podcast, he used to get a lot of grief about his use of exotic woods. What constituted “exotic” for Matt? Oak. Pine. Poplar. That was about as radical as Matt would get. And, every time he would say something about using those wood […]

Sep 042017
Dehumidifier Draining Solution – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 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.” In the August 2017 issue of Wood News Online, Steven Johnson talked about needing his dehumidifier most of the summer thanks […]

Sep 012017
Making a Handy Sandpaper Tote - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 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 […]