May 222018
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Last month we held our official 40th Anniversary Celebration here in Atlanta with special guests Nick Offerman, Roy Underhill, Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Charles Brock and more. We were so excited to celebrate with almost a thousand of our customers who came from all over the country to join in on an amazing day of woodworking fun.

If you weren’t able to make it to Atlanta, or if you came and want to relive the festivities, watch our video below!

May 172018
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In the May 2018 issue of The Highland Woodturner, Temple Blackwood offers some helpful tips for doing a woodturning demonstration for a crowd of people. Going beyond the typical “keep things moving so people don’t get bored” advice we usually hear, Temple has great information about types of wood to use for a dramatic result, tricks for preparing for the demo and how to apply a finish without splashing your audience.

In an effort to share my own passion for wood as a sensually rewarding material to work with in a concrete way and to communicate with both other people as well as with the source-trees, I developed a series of demonstrations using wood that clearly comes directly from the tree.

Click here to read more of Temple’s great article on How to Demonstrate Woodturning.

Click here to read the May 2018 issue of The Highland Woodturner

May 152018
Show Us Your Shop: 6 More Workshops We've Featured in Wood News
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This past year, we’ve featured a wide array of shops in our monthly newsletter, Wood News Online, including Brent Nichols’s backyard workshop, Farrell Eaves’s shop-in-the-woods, and the barn shop that Mark and Rachel Mysliborski share. Take a look at some of these workshops for ideas and inspiration, or just for fun. And to read about […]

May 112018
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After we first announced in 2017 that The Highland Woodworker had reached its series finale we received dozens of phone calls, emails and comments saying “say it ain’t so!” Well we listened to our viewers and we have returned with 4 brand new episodes in 2018! Our Spring 2018 episode includes the following: -Not only […]

May 082018
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  Spring cleaning. It’s almost a cliché. Even the City of Long Beach is having a Spring Cleaning event. Sometimes, it’s a joke, laughing about the cleaning we should be doing in the spring, even as we put it off. We’ve discussed before how much I like cleaning my shop. Right now, because of the […]

May 072018
Refrigerator Parts as Shop Storage – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2018 – Tip #2
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No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month we include a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” When I went to look for scraps for the battery storage project, I didn’t have to look far. And, I didn’t […]

May 042018
Quick and Easy Battery Holder – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 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 […]