Highland Woodworking Welcomes Back
Over the years Highland Woodworking has played host to many woodworking legends, including Sam Maloof, Toshio Odate, Roy Underhill, Rude Osolnik and Tage Frid, and many others. Frequently, these events are a homecoming of sorts, a meeting place for a community of woodworkers and craftsmen. With so much in common - obviously a passion for wood, a love of making something with one’s hands and just plain creativity - having the "Legends" here often becomes a reason to get together and share in the fellowship of woodworking.
One of the woodworkers we came to love almost instantly is renowned Windsor Chair maker Curtis Buchanan.
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E-mail us at email@example.com with your woodworking or finishing questions. Selected questions will be answered in future issues. If your question is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Hardware hat.
Question: I recently glued up some boards for a project and some of the joints failed. I used yellow carpenter's glue and left them clamped overnight like I always do. I've never had this happen before. Can you give me any ideas?
Alternative Sources for Wood
by Chris Black
Here and around Atlanta where our store is, we are blessed with an abundance of excellent hardwood dealers. But what if you don't live near a good lumber supplier? Perhaps you do, but they aren't interested in selling in quantities less than 1000 board feet. Some dealers only keep a few common species in stock. You could mail order your material, but you never know what you're going to get. Not to say these merchants aren't reputable. I've always had good luck with mail ordering wood, especially veneers, but it can be expensive. Let's explore some other ways to get wood that may not have occurred to you.
Project Tips & Techniques, From Start to Finish
by Derreck Bryans
Woodworking is a hobby and profession which is enjoyed by many people. For the hobbyist, a few hours here and there seems to be all that our busy lives will allow. For the professional, time is money. I am fortunate that I can sell some of my pieces, as well as being a hand tool hobbyist.
Over the years, through both experience and articles I’ve read in various woodworking publications, I have devised some tips which I have found can enhance the quality of your projects and cut back on time previously wasted in the woodshop. They are listed below, in order from the start to the end of a project.