Tag: tool sneak peek

Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 10

September 14, 20114 Comments

Ever since Lost Art Press re-introduced Joseph Moxon’s 17th c. book “The Art of Joinery.” to the masses we’ve had the fortune of re-discovering tools and fixtures that have somehow been forgotten. Why these items were forgotten is beyond me. One of the shop fixtures that’s been re-introduced to modern woodworkers is Moxon’s “double screw […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 9

August 24, 20111 Comment

For creating beautiful custom-made picture frames one way to reinforce the corner miter joints is to use mechanical fasteners. Whether it’s brad nails or specialized joint fasteners, they can quickly and easily strength the miters. But they don’t add anything to the overall look of the frame, nothing that could make your frames stand out […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 8

August 17, 20113 Comments

One reason I really enjoy woodworking is because wood is very forgiving. I make a lot of mistakes when I’m working on a project, I know shouldn’t admit that, but I do. Even when I slightly mar a piece that was intended to be placed in the most obvious location, chances are there’s a way […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 7

August 10, 20110 Comments

I’ve never owned a dovetailing jig I could brag about. In fact, the last one was my inspiration for learning to hand cut dovetails! But I’ll share a little secret with you (please don’t share it with anyone else), if I found a really good dovetailing jig that had flexibility and ease of use I’d […]

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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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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 5

July 27, 20110 Comments

Highland Woodworking has just the thing small shop woodworkers are looking for, an easy way to move “stationary tools” out of the way quickly and easily without breaking the bank. A Steel City Universal Mobile Base! * Just measure the base of your machine. * Cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood 1/2″ larger in each […]

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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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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 1

June 22, 20114 Comments

It’s Wednesday and for me the week is half over. Typically this is the day where I know if the week is going to end good or bad. I often need a little distraction at this point to help me get ready to push my way through to the weekend and nothing does that better […]

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