Jul 092018
Quick Fixes with a Domino – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 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 […]

Jul 052018
Dust Collection - The Clean Air Myth
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In an article he wrote in 2016, Steve Johnson addresses dust collection in the shop, arguing that even with a high quality dust collector and a good air filtration system, you still can not expect to have clean air in your shop. (Though he still thinks both of these systems are important to have for […]

Jul 032018
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We are getting ready to release our next episode of The Highland Woodworker and it got us thinking about some of our favorite past episodes, including this one from 2015 which featured Don Williams and Christopher Schwarz guiding us on a tour of the H.O. Studley Tool Cabinet. With great stories about the history of […]

Jun 282018
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 Not sure which Festool Dust Extractor to get for your shop? In the video above, Mike Morton takes a closer look at a few different options, and demonstrates how the integrated Festool dust extraction system helps keep the air in your shop safe to breathe. Click above to watch the video!

Jun 222018
Go See Woodworker Nick Offerman's New Movie, Hearts Beat Loud
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Highland Woodworking’s friend, woodworker and professional actor Nick Offerman has a break-out leading man role in the new feel-good movie Hearts Beat Loud that opened on June 8. The movie reached Atlanta June 21, and the enthusiastic reaction here validates the movie’s many positive reviews. Support Nick and the cast’s other stars (Kiersey Clemons, Ted […]

Jun 212018
Book Review: Green Woodworking by Drew Langsner
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In the June 2018 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviewed Drew Langsner’s book, Green Woodworking. The subtitle of this book Green Woodworking – “A Hands-On Approach” – points to a highly important aspect of this book. This is no mere treatise on working with green wood. Rather, it’s both an introductory guide to key green […]

Jun 192018
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Do you feel like you need more space in your shop for storage? Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, came up with a clever way to take advantage of the unused space underneath his drill press. Take a look at his design in the video below – maybe you can build a drill press […]