Sep 242020
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We at Highland were very proud to recently be featured in Nancy Hiller’s “Little Acorns” profiles on the Lost Art Press blog. A lot has happened in the past 40+ years and Nancy did a great job capturing some of our favorite stories, including a dinner with President Jimmy Carter, Roy Underhill’s infamous fried chicken SawStop demonstration, and much more.

Take a look at Nancy’s article and learn a little of the history of Highland Woodworking.

Sep 172020
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Marshall Knox describes his own woodworking journey, and offers some ideas for how to improve your own woodworking capabilities.

In years past, people acquired skills through a slow process of apprenticeship. Long hours under the watchful eye of a master craftsman. Today some may still follow that path though traditional apprenticeships are not as plentiful. But there are many other paths…

Click here to read the rest of Learning the Craft of an Aspiring Woodworker

Sep 152020
Book Review: Build 25 Beautiful Boxes
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid reviews Doug Stowe’s book Build 25 Beautiful Boxes. Perhaps you’re looking for ideas about small things you can build as gifts. Like many of us, you may have an abundance of leftover scraps just too good to burn but too small for furniture. Whatever your […]

Sep 112020
Women in Woodworking: Meet Material Curls
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Char interviews a duo of woodworkers known as Material Curls, who collaborate together on their projects and don’t mind pointing out their woodworking mistakes and pitfalls. One of the most distinct traits a person can have is to laugh at themselves. In woodworking we often find ourselves […]

Sep 092020
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In the short video below, Justin Moon explains the use of a wide variety of Hand Drills, including the three sizes of Schroeder Hand Drills, two different Bit Braces and a 2-speed Breast Drill. If you are trying to find a tool that will help ease tearout and allow you to drill more precisely, a […]

Sep 032020
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: A Well-travelled Road...
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In the September 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer relates some of the history he has learned about woodworking, and reflects on the things today’s woodworker has in common with woodworkers from centuries past. One of the glorious things about woodworking is the long and rich history of our craft. As I reflect on […]

Sep 012020
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The internet has introduced many new ways for us to delve into woodworking including YouTube Channels, blogs, forums, websites…and the list goes on. Before the internet, the only real way to get inspiration was from published magazines like Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking, or public programming like The Woodwright’s Shop and The New Yankee Workshop. […]