Exquisite John Jordan
Highland Woodworking is excited to announce the addition of John
Jordan Turning Tools! John is an internationally renowned wood turner and
teacher whose works have graced The Renwick Gallery of The
Smithsonian, The White House, The Boston Museum of Fine Art and
Atlanta's High Museum of Art.
John Jordan tools have been
developed over time and are a result of his many years of turning
pieces that are known for their creative detail and superb texturing. The fine reputation that follows
him is echoed in the unique and excellent turning tools he has brought to market.
How to Beat those Summer Rust Woes in your Shop
Summer's high humidity often brings with it an acceleration in how fast your favorite woodworking tools begin to accumulate rust. Here are some tips
for preventing and removing rust in your shop.
Making a Veneer
By P. Michael Henderson
Veneer is a versatile medium that allows the woodworker to create decorative elements that perhaps could not be created in solid wood. While the possibilities are limited only by the veneer worker’s imagination, this article describes in detail how to make a decorative compass rose, similar to the one shown in the tray above.
with Alan Noel
Coping with Grain Reversal
When coloring softwoods such as pine, "grain reversal" can be very frustrating and very hard to deal with. Grain reversal is when the softer areas of the wood grain being stained absorbs more color than the harder areas of the grain. Grain reversal occurs most often on soft woods and to a much lesser extent, on harder woods because of the different absorption rates and densities of the two types of woods. When this happens there are very distinct differences of color and blending these areas together can be difficult.
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