Jul 242014

JulyHWT2014Ah, the middle of Summer, usually the hottest time of the year but also the usual time for vacations and relaxing. If you’re currently on vacation right now we invite you to sit back in your hammock or adirondack chair and enjoy our July issue of The Highland Woodturner. If you’re not on vacation and sitting at your office desk right now, we still invite you to CLICK HERE and maybe keep the browser covered so the boss doesn’t see you checking out some new woodturning project ideas and tips.

This month’s Woodturning stories and tips include:

Vacuum Chucking: Initial Impressions- Curtis Turner shares his experience in Vacuum Chucking, a system used to help “reverse mount a bowl or platter to provide total access to the bottom of the item.” Curtis goes over his process and the advantages and disadvantages he found when using this system.

Turning with Temple: Long, Thin-Stem Goblets: Temple Blackwood shares his step-by-step process of turning long, thin-stemmed goblets, which make great wedding presents!

Show Us Your Woodturning Shop: This month we take you on a tour of Dennis Purcell’s woodturning shop in Austin, Texas where he has a variety of turning and woodworking tools, including a new “old” lathe.

Popular Woodworking Presents: Woodturning with Tim Yoder: In this 30 minute episode brought to you by Popular Woodworking, Tim Yoder demonstrates the process of turning a Roman Canteen.

Improve Your Turning with the Oneway Woodworm Screw: Phil’s July turning tip gives you a recommendation on how to use the woodworm, the funny-looking screw that comes with chucks.

All of this and more in our July issue of The Highland Woodturner.

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Jul 212014

We’re excited to share this video of the Jeff Miller Designing and Building Chairs class, which was shot and produced by one of our Product Tour guides, Chris Adkins.

Jeff Miller came down to our store in Atlanta last November to teach a 2-day demonstration seminar on designing and building the perfect wooden chair. You can read more about the class in contributor, Dyami Plotke’s blog entries about his feelings before the class as well as the unique experience he got to have when taking the class.

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Jul 102014
Our July 2014 Issue of Wood News Online

Now available for reading is our July 2014 issue of Wood News Online! Special articles this month include: Make Your Own Saw Bench: After reading about Saw Benches in a Christopher Schwarz article, Scott Stahl decided to transform the piece of Douglas Fir 4×4 that he had laying around into a beginners Sawbench project. Scott [...]

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Jul 012014
"Hands"  The Movies

Father’s Day is just past and I have thoroughly enjoyed my gift from the High.  I was cruising around on the web site and I came across a set of DVDs called “Hands”. Hands have always been a topic of interest to me.  My family had a dairy farm when I was growing up and [...]

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Jun 272014
A look at our 'Beginning Turning' class with Hal Simmons

Each week, Highland Woodworking holds a variety of woodworking classes including offerings in turning, carving, finishing, woodworking basics, and many more in our Tage Frid Seminar room. We have been offering these classes for more than 35 years and have hosted some of the greatest woodworking masters around, including Roy Underhill, Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, [...]

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Jun 202014
Follow Friday woodworkers for June

This month we featured 4 different woodworkers in both Wood News Online and The Highland Woodturner, all of whom submitted their shops and projects, and were chosen to be featured in our online publications. Show Us Your Shop: Howard Boehm shared his garage workshop, which he built up around his tablesaw, the center point of [...]

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Jun 182014
Our June issue of The Highland Woodturner

Take a look at our June issue of The Highland Woodturner full of some great reviews and deals of woodturning tools. In this month’s issue: Oneway Mastercut Tools: Curtis Turner recently bought and tested some Oneway Mastercut tools. In this month’s article he reviews the three different tools he got, including: 1) 17 1⁄2″ Sure Grip Handle, [...]

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