Mar 312017
 
Follow Friday: Highland Woodworking Class Instructor, Jim Dillon
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Jim Dillon has been involved with Highland Woodworking for quite some time now as both a customer and a class instructor in the Highland Woodworking classroom, where he teaches monthly classes ranging from hand tool skills to building bookcases, and much more! He became a full-time woodworker in 1998 after he taught writing, which stemmed from […]

Mar 302017
 
Life After Sandpaper: A Guide to Sharpening and Using a Wood Scraper
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If there were a ten-dollar finishing tool that worked ten times faster than a sander, made almost no noise, worked on finishes between coats as well as on bare wood, and did the work of abrasives from 60 to 220 grit, you’d know about it, right? Guess what? There really is such a device: its […]

Mar 282017
 
A Beginner's Guide to Spray Finishing
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It can take just one or two successful tries at spray finishing to get why spraying is a great choice everywhere from the home shop to the industrial factory floor. Spray finishing is quite simply a fast, efficient and reliable way to lay down smooth, uniform coatings that adhere well, dry predictably, and require minimal further processing. It also turns out […]

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 […]