Jul 072020
 
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In the July 2020 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer tells the long woodworking history and changing relationship with his favorite type of wood – mahogany.

Do you have a favorite wood? One that is like an old friend on the woodrack? You pick up a board and look over its grain and colors, and you know what it will feel like to plane it or carve it…Mahogany is one of my old friends.

Click here to read the rest of Bob’s article on his history of using mahogany in his woodworking.

Jul 022020
 
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Over the past few months, online learning has become a way of life, most notably with schools and offices being closed and kids having classes and businesses having meetings through Zoom and other online resources. Not only has our children’s education switched to online, but you can now take online exercise classes, cooking classes, even woodworking classes!

Woodworking education is a large part of Highland Woodworking’s mission statement where we seek to fan the flames of interest and excitement in the craft of woodworking, and contribute to its growth throughout the country. One step we’ve made in the past 10 years to help broaden our educational platform is our Highland Woodworking YouTube Channel, which is full of a variety of product tours, technique demonstrations, and project how-to’s.

Whether learning online or in-person, this month we want to know what are you most interested in learning about woodworking right now? Many of us have found more time in the shop and it’s a great time to learn a new woodworking skill that you might not have had the time to delve into before. Whether it’s getting your tools sharper through sharpening skills, or learning the most accurate technique to make a hand cut dovetail, what is a woodworking skill you want to learn more about?

Jun 302020
 
Book Review: Another Work Is Possible
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When our book reviewer, Norm Reid, sat down with Another Work Is Possible, he expected a quality read. As the book is authored by the creator of Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Joshua Klein, it already comes with a degree of credibility. But Norm got much more than he was expecting out of the book: How […]

Jun 252020
 
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In this short video, David Picciuto takes us on a tour of the Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig. Partner the RTJ400 with your router table and create an excellent solution for accurate routing of through dovetails, single pass half-blind dovetails, and box joints. The RTJ400 also includes built-in features for superior joint fit adjustment […]

Jun 232020
 
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In this 12 minute video, Mike Morton walks us through the easy setup and operation of Leigh’s Super Dovetail Jig. The Super Dovetail Jig provides a way to cut variably spaced through and half-blind dovetails in a variety of material sizes and thicknesses.

Jun 182020
 
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Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, came up with another easy trick for your shop. With a few inexpensive materials, you can make your own magnetic stirrer and make your finishing process that much easier. Click below to learn how!

Jun 162020
 
The Down to Earth Woodworker: Turning Pro
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In this classic article by the Down to Earth Woodworker, Steve offers a thought-provoking new perspective on the subject of turning professional in woodworking. Click to read Steve’s thoughts onTurning Pro as a Woodworker