Aug 012014

In our July issues of Wood News and The Highland Woodturner, we featured the shops and projects of several woodworkers.


Show Us Your Shop: Pat Lemley retired almost 20 years ago and has since built a brand new shop in order to have a better dust collection system than what was in his basement shop. Pat built 95% of the shop himself and the design was based off of a 2-car garage, which he modified to make the perfect shop. The shop is 2 stories and features a dust collection system and lumber storage on the second floor, while the rest of the shop equipment is downstairs on the first floor. CLICK HERE to find out more about Pat’s shop.


Show Us Your Woodworking: Jim Mossoney, a woodworker from Defiance, OH, has been woodworking for 25 years and is an avid user of hand tools. He has recently addd veneering to his woodworking skills because he says that “good figured wood is getting harder to find.” His favorite project to make is a small nightstand, which he gives to family members as wedding presents. The nightstand featured above is made up of a combination of veneer tiger maple and regular boards of tiger maple. CLICK HERE to see more of Jim’s projects.


Show Us Your Carving: Pierre Vigneux has been an on and off carver for most of his life, having completed an average of 1 to 2 carvings per year. He has made some beautiful, realistic carvings, including the Trapeur Indiens carving seen above. You can see more of his carvings HERE.  


Show Us Your Woodturning Shop: Dennis Purcell has a collection of “old” iron tools that were all made between the 1930′s to the 1970′s, some of which he has been able to rebuild so that they can be used today. His most recent acquisition was an old lathe that is believed to have been made as a student project over 50 years ago. CLICK HERE to read more about this “old” lathe and tool rebuilds.

Fridays on the Highland Woodworking Blog are dedicated to #FollowFriday, where we use this space to further highlight a woodworker or turner who we have featured in our monthly e-publications Wood News and The Highland WoodturnerWould you like for your shop or woodworking to appear in our publications? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your shop or work along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking (Email photos at 800×600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit redeemable towards merchandise if we show your shop in a future issue.

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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 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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