Sep 192018
 
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With comfortable pivoting handles, large jaw capacity, and much more, Highland’s new Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps will be versatile workhorses in your shop. The sliding jaw incorporates an anti-slip system to prevent it from free fall sliding on the rail when used vertically, yet the jaw slides quickly into position by pushing the handle slightly towards the rail for sliding it closed and pulling it away from the rail to slide the jaw open. These clamps will ease the stress of time-sensitive glue-ups and make life easier for you in the workshop.

In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at these clamps.

Click to find out more information about the Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps available at Highland Woodworking.

Sep 122018
 
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If you are looking to give your shop a bit more flexibility, we’ve got the perfect tool for you. The Rikon 10 inch Bandsaw 10-305 is compact and well-made. It is an excellent starter band saw for those on a budget and useful to owners of larger bandsaws who want to reduce the hassles of blade changes for separate cutting operations.

In the video below, Mike Morton takes a closer look at the Rikon 10-305. Watch the video to learn the basics for setting up and using this tool in your own shop. Please note the Rikon 10″ bandsaws are now blue, rather than the green shown in the video.

Click here to find out more information about the Rikon 10″ Bandsaw available at Highland Woodworking.

Sep 052018
 
September Woodworking Poll: How Do You Finance Your Woodworking?
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Let’s face it: Almost no one is giving away free tools, free wood and free fasteners. You need money to feed your woodworking obsession. If you’re like most of us, you like the finer things in life. In woodworking life, anyway. Sure, you can make pretty shavings with a $5 vintage plane, but isn’t that […]

Sep 042018
 
Cheap Floating Shelves - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 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.” Before I made the Domino-supported shelf in this month’s other tip, I had a different foray into floating shelves. Brenda and […]

Sep 042018
 
A Domino Variation On The Floating Shelf – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 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 […]

Aug 312018
 
Interview with Woodworker Terry Chapman (by Terry Chapman)
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Nobody ever interviews me so sometimes I interview myself. Plus even if someone did interview me, they would never know the right questions. I love that show called “Best Thing I Ever Ate”. What’s the best thing you ever ate? My Mother-in-Law’s chocolate pie. She could make the fool out of a chocolate pie. What […]

Aug 292018
 
Greg Williams, Winner of Our Tormek T-8 Giveaway
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Earlier this month we announced the winner of our Tormek T-8 Giveaway, Greg Williams from Birmingham, AL. Since he has had his new Tormek T-8 in his shop for a few weeks now, we thought we’d check in and see how it is working for him. I have seen the Tormek demonstrations at the different woodworking […]