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June 21, 2007

Georgia Association of Woodturner's Meeting June 2007

The Georgia Association of Woodturner's meets in our Seminar Room tonight at 6:30pm. They are open to visitors, so come by and check it out. Jimmy Clewes will be demonstrating.


Jimmy is not your ordinary woodturner. Upon a first meeting one would think of him as a renegade, a free thinker and not within the stereotypical image of a woodturner. His charming British style, unending wit, creative mind and magnetic personality are only some of the attributes that make him popular in the woodturning demonstration circuit.

Our store is open until 8:00pm on Thursdays so you can do some shopping, too.


June 13, 2007

Cool Woodworking Link: National Wood Carver's Association


The National Wood Carvers Association was founded in 1953 and has memebers in every state. It is for amateur and professional carvers. Their website is not quite as extensive as the AAW, but it does have a link to join and subscribe to their magazine Chip Chats.

National Wood Carvers Association


June 10, 2007

Making a Whale Tail Joint Stool

Here's an interesting video show how to make a stool with the unique whale tail joint. It's an interesting video, but I suggest that you turn the sound down.


June 5, 2007

Highland Woodworking Customer Profiled on CNN

Here's a great video of a Highland Woodworking regular - profiled on CNN! (We'll give him a pass for the Woodcraft apron.)


June 4, 2007

Details on the new Leigh Vacuum & Router Support

We listed the Leigh VRS in our last catalog even though we didn't have all of the details yet. As I blogged a few weeks ago, I visited Leigh Industries to tour the factory and see some new products, like the VRS.

Now we have the details for the VRS. There are five models.

  • The VRS D24 is $69.99 and fits the D4R (and the D4, D3, D1258R, D1258).
  • The VRS 16 is $64.99 and fits the D1600.
  • The VRS 12 is $59.99 and fits the Super 12 jig.
  • The VRS 18 is $64.99 and fits the Super 18 jig.
  • The VRS 24 is $69.99 and fits the Super 24 jig.

Wait....what's a Super Jig? See the details here on Wednesday.

We should have them in stock in July.


June 3, 2007

How Strong are different types of joints?

Which joint is stronger? Biscuits? Dados? Dowels? It's a constant source of debate among woodworkers. Click the link below for an interesting video showing a test of various joints.



June 1, 2007

Cool Woodworking Link: American Association of Woodturners


Today's Cool Woodworking Link is the American Association of Woodturners. The AAW was founded in 1986 and now boasts more than 13,000 members in 268 local chapters around the country.

If you are a woodturner or are interested in woodturning, the AAW is a great place to start. The AAW website has a listing of all of their local chapters. (The Georgia Association of Woodturners meets here at Highland Woodworking on the third Thursday of each month.) If you are interested, you can also find info on the annual symposium.

In addition to club information, the AAW site features want ads, forums, galleries and woodturning news.