Jan 072020
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If you are looking for some tips on how to use hand tools to flatten a rough board, this video is the one you are looking for. Morton uses his Lie Nielsen 62 Jack Plane with a toothed blade to quickly remove material and flatten the high spots on a large board.

Jan 032020
January 2020 Woodworking Poll: Woodworking Resolutions
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With the New Year comes resolutions and what better way to start off 2020 than by making some resolutions specifically related to your woodworking goals. 2.5 years ago I started a step stool project while attending the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Coastal Maine and while many people in the class finished their project, I […]

Dec 172019
Saturday Demos at Highland - Tormek and Woodturning
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On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, Highland was visited by Stig Reitan from Tormek who demonstrated a variety of Tormek sharpening tools. He was joined by woodturner, Nick Agar, who showed off a variety of turning techniques with tools that were sharpened on the Tormek T-8 Sharpening System and explained the advantages of working with sharpened […]

Dec 122019
Turning the Corner: Seasonal Decorations
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In the December 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood borrows a turning design concept and repurposes it to make seasonal gifts for all the people on his list. With the approach of the holiday season, we have opportunities to develop decorative gifts that are both useful and pleasing. Borrowing the design concept from […]

Dec 102019
FREE Tormek Demonstration Day at Highland, 12/14/19
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This Saturday, December 14th, woodturner Nick Agar and our Tormek representative, Stig Reitan, will be at Highland Woodworking from 10am-2pm doing woodturning demonstrations and showing off the capabilities of the Tormek Sharpening System. Nick will explain what it is about Tormek that makes it his first preference for sharpening his tools. Stig will demonstrate how […]

Nov 212019
Tool Review: Bora Centipede Portable Workstand
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In the November issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher takes a closer look at the Bora Centipede Portable Workstand, a real game changer for those of us who don’t have a lot of workspace in our shops. This is a very unique and interesting support system for large sheets of plywood, MDF or other […]