Nov 092021
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: My Favorite Recipes
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For the November 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses his favorite recipes for wood finishes and how making your own finishes can help you fine tune and achieve truly customized results: We often focus on woodworking skills like planing and sawing and marking as the hallmarks of a woodworker. But there is […]

Nov 042021
Book Review: Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue 11
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For the November 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Issue #11 of Mortise & Tenon Magazine: Issue 11 is like its predecessors, a bit eclectic, though focused on human-centered craft and the traditions of woodworking by hand. It’s built of a variety of interesting topics around this general theme. As always, it’s […]

Nov 022021
November 2021 Poll: When Do You Start Making Gifts for the Holidays?
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The Holidays are almost here and as woodworkers, a lot of us will soon be busy in our shops making gifts for our loved ones. This month we want to know how early (or late) do you get started in the gift making process?

Oct 282021
This One Fool Will Cost You Thousands!
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Starting down a woodworking path without many tools can lead to serious sticker shock if you’re not careful assessing whether or not a tool purchase is really necessary. Deciding which tools to invest in is even more challenging when you simply don’t know what you don’t know. Like whether you need the 6” or 12” […]

Oct 262021
Turning the Corner: Complex Spindle Transition
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For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood discussed a recent project he completed for a client that involved turning 8 similar copies of a complex baluster needed for a historical staircase restoration. During the past year and a half, much to my delight, customers from all over the country overwhelmed my […]

Oct 212021
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: The Honest Woodshop
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For the October 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer talked about how he incorporates “honesty” into his woodshop and projects: It’s October and you know what that means. On Halloween, the Great Walnut Burl will rise out of a toolbox in the most honest workshop in the world. He will fly around the […]

Oct 192021
Highland Woodworking Nominated for Best of Georgia Awards!
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We are proud to announce that Highland Woodworking has been nominated for #BESTofGEORGIA in the Craft/Hobby store category! Help us win by voting for us at Highland Woodworking started as Highland Hardware in 1978 by Chris and Sharon Bagby, two graduates of Georgia Tech. While we started out more than 40 years ago as a […]