Oct 182019
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For the October issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Marc Adam’s new Lost Art Press offering, The Difference Makers:

This book is much more than a collection of superlatives of the creative arts. It is, rather, an exploration of the creative spirit itself, of the lives, the life influences, the motivations of a group of master creators in the medium of wood. Ultimately, it seeks to uncover the forces that have driven these artists to succeed at artistic perfection.

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Oct 162019
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In the October 2019 issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer makes the case for using more tropical wood rather than less, even with recent news of the Amazon fires.

The primary reason for land-clearing fires in the Amazon is to convert forest to ranches and subsistence farms. When the forest has no value, trees are cut down and burned just to get them out of the way. The people are simply looking for a way to make a living to support their families. The real solution is to find ways that tropical forests can contribute to sustainable economic development.

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Oct 072019
Coat Hangers for Finishing Projects – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – October 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.” Too cheap to buy a chain to hang your project from? Follow me! […]

Oct 042019
Using Chains in the Shop – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – October 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 […]

Oct 022019
October Woodworking Poll: What Kind of Wood Finish Do You Prefer?
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In last month’s Tips column, I wrote that I’m a wipe-on poly kind of guy. What’s to like about wipe-on poly? Gee! Just about everything! It’s reasonably priced. There are a kazillion (sorry, Steve) manufacturers, so, if you have a favorite brand, you can choose it. It’s relatively non-toxic, and you can even purchase water-based […]

Sep 262019
Atlanta Woodcarvers Club Carving Day at Highland
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This past Saturday, September 21st, five members of the Atlanta Woodcarvers Club came to Highland Woodworking to show off their carving skills. They set up in the Highland Woodworking carving tool section and spent about 3 hours working on a variety of projects including small dog figurines, several relief carving designs, and comfort birds. The […]

Sep 242019
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Finally, outfeed support for a tablesaw that doesn’t take up a lot of valuable space in the shop! If you’ve ever tried to cut a large work piece on your tablesaw, you know it can be dangerous without some sort of outfeed support. And if you are already hard pressed to find space for new […]