Nov 152018
 
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We are excited to present the brand new fifth issue of Mortise & Tenon Magazine! Take a look at what Norm Reid had to say about it:

Once again, Joshua Klein and his co-editor Michael Updegraff have brought forth an eclectic and engaging gathering of articles about matters woodworking in Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue 5. As is their wont, the articles range widely in scope, emphasizing an historical perspective, with nary an electron-powered device in sight. While respect for tradition is evident throughout the issue, missing is the explicit attention to conservation and preservation that was evident in prior issues. Also missing is any attempt to present a how-to-do-it approach to our art and craft. What remains, though, is delightful and inspiring, as well as a darn good read.

Click here to read the rest of Norm’s review

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Nov 132018
 
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We all love spending time in our workshops, but what if we could make our shop a little nicer to be in by adding a couple of capable accessories? Listening to some music or a sports game would certainly make that sanding task go by more quickly. And a brightly lit space is much more enjoyable than a dark, poorly lit shop.

The Festool Sysrock and Festool Syslite II can help. Take a look at the video below to see our Down to Earth Woodworker Steve Johnson’s thoughts on the Festool Sysrock. And click the link below the video to read about the Festool Syslite II and why Steve no longer thinks of it as a ‘glorified, overpriced flashlight’.

More Than a Worklight: The Festool Syslite II

Click to find out more about the Festool Sysrock and the Festool Syslite II, both available at Highland Woodworking.

Nov 072018
 
November Poll: Is Plywood Acceptable in Fine Furniture?
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Is plywood acceptable in fine furniture? And, while we’re at it, what is fine furniture? Is it furniture made only with hand tools? Is it made only with solid wood? Is it defined by certain joinery? My answer to all those questions is, “Whatever gets the job done, has an eye-pleasing design, has well-fitting joints, […]

Nov 052018
 
Dusty Tissues – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – November 2018 – Tip #3
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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 […]

Nov 022018
 
Off Switch Identification – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – November 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.” A fundamental principle of power tool safety is that the operator needs to be able to cut the electricity to his/her […]

Nov 012018
 
Festool CT Cyclone Separator - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – November 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 […]

Oct 302018
 
Take a Look at The Highland Woodworker Archives
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From Roy Underhill’s saw mill home to Nick Offerman’s LA workshop, Charles Brock has interviewed many woodworkers in between and told us dozens of fascinating stories in the 7 years he has been hosting The Highland Woodworker. Now you can find any episode of The Highland Woodworker in our ALL NEW Highland Woodworker archives page! […]