Big Leigh Jigs News!
by Blair Downing
In April I went on a trip out to the rainy Canadian Pacific coast. Leigh Industries invited us out to their factory in Port Coquitlam, British Colombia for a new product announcement. Ken Grisley (CEO and founder), Matt Grisley and Barry Martens showed us the factory, demonstrated some products and told us about new tools on the way, which we are now excited to offer to you.
Ask the Staff
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 like to sharpen with diamond stones. I find they require little if any maintenance, and I can take them out of the shop without fear of damaging them. The only problem I have is that I can’t get as fine an edge with my diamond stones as I can with my waterstones. Is there any product out there like a diamond stone that will give me a honed edge?
A Nod to the Past or How to Do Your Part to Conserve Electricity
by Derreck Bryans
Do you find yourself looking through woodworking magazines or surfing around websites with thoughts of carcass saws, mortise chisels, and bevel-up smoothing planes dancing through your head?
Okay, I admit it. I have a problem. It seems as though this condition is very contagious, yet harmless to your health. Judging by the number of people who are going to wood shows, reading books, and buying hand tool technique videos, I am not the only one.
In 2007, AWFS (Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers) Vegas combines the largest exhibition of woodworking hardware and machinery, board and panel products, upholstery material, wood components, supplies, services and new technologies in North America with unmatched networking opportunities and the finest professional educational conference in the industry. For woodworking professionals from across the country and around the world, this is where it's at.
July 18 - July 21, 2007
Las Vegas Convention Center
North & Central Halls
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 892-0711
Visit the AWFS Vegas website
A Special "Marine" Finish
One of our readers sent us this photo of his son-in-law, who is a Marine stationed in Iraq. The bench and table in this movie/rest area were finished with an unusual finish - motor oil.