Jun 202019
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Curtis Turner and his son show off this great project to do in the workshop with your kids this summer. The da Vinci Wooden Model Catapult Kit is just one of the wooden model kits available at Highland that will get your kids working in the shop and perhaps launch them into the world of woodworking. Check it out below!

Jun 182019
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Summer is upon us, and one way we can get more time in our shop is to invite our kids in with us. Help the kids in your life build woodworking skills that will last a lifetime with Highland Woodworking’s Tool Kit for Kids! Michael Morton reviews the tool kit in the short video below.

Jun 132019
Interview with Toolmaker Chris Vesper
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We originally profiled Chris Vesper back in 2016. Not long after that, he started building out a new space for his tool making business. We thought it was time to check back in with Chris and find out what has changed about Vesper Tools since we last chatted with him. Click to learn what has […]

Jun 112019
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Whether your hand plane’s blade is used up, pitted with rust or just plain no good, a Hock Plane Iron from Highland Woodworking can be the quickest way to get your hand plane cutting its best. In the short video below, Jim Dillon takes a closer look at the Hock Plane Irons and explains what […]

Jun 042019
June Poll: New Project Inertia
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Do you have inertia when it’s time to start a new project? Fear? Anxiety? Procrastination? The iPhone jingled, and the ringtone said it was one of our daughters-in-law, Nan. I answered eagerly. We have been blessed in the daughter-in-law department. “Hi, Pater,” she said. We exchanged pleasantries, then she got to the reason for her […]

Jun 032019
Homemade Painter’s Pyramids– Tips from Sticks in the Mud – June 2019 – 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 from Sticks in the Mud woodworker, Jim Randolph. It’s OK if you call him “cheap.” I was having a conversation with Steve Johnson one day, when he said, […]

Jun 022019
Panel Preparation – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – June 2019 – 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 […]