Oct 262021
 
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For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood discussed a recent project he completed for a client that involved turning 8 similar copies of a complex baluster needed for a historical staircase restoration.

During the past year and a half, much to my delight, customers from all over the country overwhelmed my email and website looking for someone willing to make an assortment of house parts, balusters, finials, newel posts, and porch post replacements. The compulsion to stay safely home and keep busy clearly led many people to tackle delayed maintenance projects of repairs, replacements, and restoration. This, in turn, created a higher demand for architectural turnings and a welcomed load of new jobs in my shop that occasionally stressed the creative challenges for packaging, shipping, and delivery.

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Oct 212021
 
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For the October 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer talked about how he incorporates “honesty” into his woodshop and projects:

It’s October and you know what that means. On Halloween, the Great Walnut Burl will rise out of a toolbox in the most honest workshop in the world. He will fly around the world bringing toys to all the good children and candy for all the grown-ups. At least something like that. In the Peanuts comic strip, Linus believes in a mixed-up mash-up of Christmas, Halloween, and Easter that is based on a vegetable garden being “sincere” and free of hypocrisy. Kind of silly and cute. But how about my version? Could a woodshop be “honest”?

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Oct 192021
 
Highland Woodworking Nominated for Best of Georgia Awards!
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We are proud to announce that Highland Woodworking has been nominated for #BESTofGEORGIA in the Craft/Hobby store category! Help us win by voting for us at https://gbj.com/atlanta/shopping/highland-woodworking. Highland Woodworking started as Highland Hardware in 1978 by Chris and Sharon Bagby, two graduates of Georgia Tech. While we started out more than 40 years ago as a […]

Oct 132021
 
Book Review: Kitchen Think
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For the October 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Kitchen Think by Nancy Hiller: Kitchen Think is, as the name states, an opportunity to think broadly and carefully about the design and execution of a kitchen remodeling project. If kitchen remodeling is in your future, even a minor upgrade, then you will […]

Oct 072021
 
Book Review: The Workshop Book By Scott Landis
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For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed The Workshop Book By Scott Landis: The Workshop Book’s primary value is the opportunity it offers to survey a wide range of workshop solutions through the eyes of woodworkers who have adopted them. This is an excellent resource for any woodworker setting out […]

Sep 302021
 
Carving a Bowl with Hand Tools
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For the September 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Sait Cakmak discussed his process for using a 35mm #7 Hirsch Gouge along with a few other hand tools to carve a bowl: I recently bought a 35mm #7 Hirsch Gouge from Highland Woodworking. I immediately wanted to put it to use, so I decided to […]