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466 WIA 2011 marketplace visit

October 10, 20113 Comments

Regardless of how many times I’ve been to Woodworking in America the one place that gets all my attention, and apparently that of the vast majority of show visiters, is the Marketplace. Where else will you find some of the most unique tool makers in the woodworking world all under one roof? Not only can […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 12

October 5, 20110 Comments

Building jigs and fixtures is a genre of woodworking all it’s own. Building them for a workbench is a specialty within that genre. And building them so they work is an art more than a science. Lee Valley’s Bench Anchors helps to make that art form a little bit easier for everyone to enjoy. I […]

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465 Bell Forest Paddle Cutting Board

September 18, 20117 Comments

The holiday season is practically knocking on our doors and it’s the perfect time to start thinking of projects for loved ones and friends. Who doesn’t love receiving a gift you know was made with their own two hands? I know my family does, and up until this year they’ve been sadly disappointed in the […]

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464 Building the Benchcrafted Moxon Vise

September 12, 20114 Comments

Summer might as well be officially over. The kids are back in school, the warmest days are now almost equal to the coldest nights from just a month ago and I’m heading back into the shop with the video camera to start building more great stuff to share with all of you. Yes, I’d say […]

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463 Walls of Shelves Pt. 5

August 7, 201112 Comments

It’s the final episode in the “Walls of Shelves” series. In today’s episode I’m applying a veneer edge banding to the exposed edges of the shelving units and ALL the shelves that go with them. Unlike in previous builds where I’ve opted to use solid edge banding, this time I’m turning to the pre-glued version. […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 6

August 3, 20110 Comments

Hand saws are all the rage these days. Unlike fads such as this internet thing, hand saws have stood the time. Once you’ve learned how to use one the right way and can appreciate a well-tuned saw the next step is learning how to sharpen it. Just like with any tool in your shop, a […]

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462 Walls of Shelves Pt. 4

July 22, 201113 Comments

So far in the “Walls of Shelves” series you’ve seen me working on some rather straight forward, basic shelving units. Along with these regular pieces, the client had asked if I could build a corner shelving unit for them also. The corner piece isn’t all that different from the other units except for the curved […]

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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 4

July 20, 20111 Comment

Here’s another batch of tools to checkout. Hope something catches your eye! Have you been looking for a good miter saw? Not one that’s loud and throws sawdust all over the place? Highland Woodworking carries just the answer, the Nobex Champion Miter Saw. I know this model very well as I happen to own and […]

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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 3

July 13, 20116 Comments

Here’s another batch of tools to checkout. Hope something catches your eye! Highland Woodworking is carrying The Rikon Mini Lathe. This package was featured in our “Father’s Day Gift Guide”, but well worth mentioning again. * Rikon has created a lathe with an impressive 12″ swing and 16″ between centers. * Increase the bed length […]

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Mid-week Tool Sneak Peek No. 2

June 29, 20112 Comments

Here’s another batch of tools to checkout. Hope something catches your eye! Highland Woodworking is now carrying Easy Wood Tools “Full Rougher” The Easy Wood Tools Full Rougher comes with the 1/2″ Ci1 R4 Radiused Square Finishing Cutter and can also use the 1/2″ Ci1 Square Roughing Cutter. * Carbide cutting tips come in 3 […]

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