Oct 082020
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: The Toolmaker
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer unpacks a collection of shop-made tools from his Great Grandpa’s toolbox, and it led him to reflect on the connection between toolmaking and woodworking. One reason we make tools is to meet the special demands of unique projects. As a luthier, Grandpa Burnham made a […]

Sep 242020
 
Lost Art Press Blog: Profile of Highland Woodworking
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We at Highland were very proud to recently be featured in Nancy Hiller’s “Little Acorns” profiles on the Lost Art Press blog. A lot has happened in the past 40+ years and Nancy did a great job capturing some of our favorite stories, including a dinner with President Jimmy Carter, Roy Underhill’s infamous fried chicken […]

Sep 172020
 
Learning the Craft of an Aspiring Woodworker
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Marshall Knox describes his own woodworking journey, and offers some ideas for how to improve your own woodworking capabilities. In years past, people acquired skills through a slow process of apprenticeship. Long hours under the watchful eye of a master craftsman. Today some may still follow that […]

Sep 152020
 
Book Review: Build 25 Beautiful Boxes
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviews Doug Stowe’s book Build 25 Beautiful Boxes. Perhaps you’re looking for ideas about small things you can build as gifts. Like many of us, you may have an abundance of leftover scraps just too good to burn but too small for furniture. Whatever your […]

Sep 112020
 
Women in Woodworking: Meet Material Curls
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Char interviews a duo of woodworkers known as Material Curls, who collaborate together on their projects and don’t mind pointing out their woodworking mistakes and pitfalls. One of the most distinct traits a person can have is to laugh at themselves. In woodworking we often find ourselves […]

Sep 092020
 
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In the short video below, Justin Moon explains the use of a wide variety of Hand Drills, including the three sizes of Schroeder Hand Drills, two different Bit Braces and a 2-speed Breast Drill. If you are trying to find a tool that will help ease tearout and allow you to drill more precisely, a […]