Feb 042017
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – February 2017 – Tip #1 - Benefits of a Mobile Grinding Station
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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 […]

Feb 032017
Product Video: David Barron Dovetail Guide
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If you are struggling to get a good fit on your dovetails with a handsaw, the Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide can help. Use the guide as an assist if you are just starting in your dovetailing, or keep it in your toolbox for foolproof angle cutting even when you have your technique down. In […]

Feb 012017
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If you are overwhelmed by all of the choices for sharpening and honing your plane irons and chisels, we can help. In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at the many different options for sharpening, including water stones, diamond plates, oil stones, ceramic stones, sandpaper and more. Watch the video to learn […]

Jan 272017
A Roubo Bench Build with a Twist
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John McBride is a self-described hopeless addict when it comes to vintage woodworking equipment, hand tools, and building workbenches. Already well-versed in European style workbenches after building two and working on several others, John discovered Chris Schwarz and launched the build of his “Madcap Roubo”. Follow John’s journey in this build series – click here […]

Jan 252017
Come to Wood Works - A Regional Exhibition in Watkinsville, GA
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Last weekend was the opening of Wood Works, a gallery exhibition at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) in Watkinsville, GA, running from January 20th-February 17th, 2017. Highland Woodworking is presenting this event full of woodworking projects from some of the Southeast’s most talented woodworkers. Over the next few weeks, the exhibition will be hosting several […]

Jan 242017
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Have you ever flattened your workbench? If you have an old bench top that has endured a lot of use, it might be time to return the top to flat so you can maintain the accurate reference surface that so many of us need from our workbenches. In this video, Morton walks through the process […]

Jan 182017
What's Inside The Wood?
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The tree had been down for years. I have a hard time identifying trees, but I knew this was a cherry tree by the look of its bark. Scattered along this otherwise flawless limb were several unsightly growths—the burls I had been searching for. Years earlier I had attempted to use my chainsaw but it […]