May 082018
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  Spring cleaning. It’s almost a cliché. Even the City of Long Beach is having a Spring Cleaning event. Sometimes, it’s a joke, laughing about the cleaning we should be doing in the spring, even as we put it off. We’ve discussed before how much I like cleaning my shop. Right now, because of the […]

May 072018
Refrigerator Parts as Shop Storage – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2018 – 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.” When I went to look for scraps for the battery storage project, I didn’t have to look far. And, I didn’t […]

May 042018
Quick and Easy Battery Holder – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2018 – 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 […]

May 032018
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Make your grinder more effective for tool sharpening with the Veritas Grinder Tool Rest and add on the Veritas Chisel and Plane Iron Jig to make sharpening even more easy and repeatable. Justin Moon walks through the setup and use of these extremely helpful tools in this short video. Click here to find out more […]

May 022018
Highland Woodworking's 40th Anniversary Celebration Wrap-Up
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On Saturday, April 28th, 2018, we celebrated Highland Woodworking’s 40th Anniversary! We were excited to have our special guests Nick Offerman, Roy Underhill, Thomas Lie-Nielsen and Chuck Brock. We also had demonstrators from Festool and SawStop as well as a carving demonstration by Jim LeClaire. Our guests and demonstrators were located throughout the store offering […]

May 012018
Book Review: Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue 4
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We are excited to present the brand new fourth issue of Mortise & Tenon Magazine! Take a look at what Highland Blogger, Terry Chapman had to say about it: There was always a standing joke around our house when we would see a truck with a big sign on it that said “Baled Pine Straw, […]

Apr 132018
Entrepreneurship Interview with 3rd Graders in Decatur, GA
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Yesterday, Chris Bagby (also known as my Dad and one of the Owners of Highland Woodworking) and I went to Winnona Park Elementary in Decatur, GA where we were interviewed by a class of 30 3rd graders taught by Mr. Matthew Hicks. The class is currently studying Entrepreneurship and they have had several business owners from around […]