Let’s face it: Almost no one is giving away free tools, free wood and free fasteners. You need money to feed your woodworking obsession. If you’re like most of us, you like the finer things in life. In woodworking life, anyway. Sure, you can make pretty shavings with a $5 vintage plane, but isn’t that […]
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.” Before I made the Domino-supported shelf in this month’s other tip, I had a different foray into floating shelves. Brenda and […]
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 […]
Nobody ever interviews me so sometimes I interview myself. Plus even if someone did interview me, they would never know the right questions. I love that show called “Best Thing I Ever Ate”. What’s the best thing you ever ate? My Mother-in-Law’s chocolate pie. She could make the fool out of a chocolate pie. What […]
Earlier this month we announced the winner of our Tormek T-8 Giveaway, Greg Williams from Birmingham, AL. Since he has had his new Tormek T-8 in his shop for a few weeks now, we thought we’d check in and see how it is working for him. I have seen the Tormek demonstrations at the different woodworking […]
Justin Moon takes a closer look at the Narex Hand Stitched Cabinet Rasps and some of the Hand Stitched Riffler profiles. These indispensable stock removal tools will make your woodworking preparation more efficient and precise. Click here to watch Click here to learn more about the Narex Hand Cut Rasps & Rifflers
Festool has a variety of training programs for Festool dealers like Highland Woodworking. One of our managers, Sam Rieder, recently attended their Festool 201 training in Indiana and was able to offer a tip on stacking systainers. One of Festool’s trainers, Brian “Sedge” Sedgeley just shared Sam’s tip on their YouTube channel.