Oct 292020
 
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Char Miller-King interviews Victoria Kim, a fellow woodworker from Georgia whose woodworking combines her incredible oil painting skills with her passion for building.

This month’s feature is a hidden gem in my book. She brings a unique set of skills to the table that were developed in her home country, Korea, combining her oil painting skills and intense passion for building. Victoria Kim of Kingsland, Georgia, and owner of The Fine Rustic is the epitome of artistic inspiration for both men and women.

Click here to read more about Victoria Kim’s impressive creations

Oct 272020
 
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Temple Blackwood shows us how to turn an ancient and well-used carver’s mallet in different sizes and weights.

One day following an email inquiry exchange, a new friend travelled some distance to bring me several fresh-cut, large logs of apple, a gift-in-trade. In the course of our conversation, I learned that the tree had been a favorite of his late grandfather and that he hoped I would replicate his grandfather’s ancient and well-used carver’s mallet in different sizes/weights from some of the logs so he could use them in his own carving.

Click here to read how Temple turned the mallets

Oct 222020
 
Book Review: Good Work
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviews Christopher Williams’s book Good Work – The Chairmaking Life of John Brown. Good Work – The Chairmaking Life of John Brown is a book that, when I first laid my hands on it, I was not so sure I would want to read. Or […]

Oct 212020
 
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In the short video below, Jim Dillon demonstrates the use of a simple side clamp honing guide, explaining how to use it to sharpen your hand tools consistently and repeatably. This honing guide plus many other useful sharpening tools are available at Highland Woodworking.

Oct 152020
 
Return of Tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop!
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Jim Randolph returns for an issue to share some quick tips on setting up and using the Bora Centipede. My new 4′ x 8′ Bora Centipede needed a workout, so I stretched it to its limits and went looking for a sheet of plywood to place on […]

Oct 132020
 
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In the September 2020 episode of The Highland Woodworker, Chuck looks at the Festool Kapex KS 120 Miter Saw with Stand and Extensions. He demonstrates setup, explains the Miterfast, built-in holddowns and the UG Mobile Miter Station, just a few of the details that would make the Kapex a great addition to any workshop. Take […]

Oct 082020
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: The Toolmaker
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In the October 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer unpacks a collection of shop-made tools from his Great Grandpa’s toolbox, and it led him to reflect on the connection between toolmaking and woodworking. One reason we make tools is to meet the special demands of unique projects. As a luthier, Grandpa Burnham made a […]