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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 32

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !! 

Before Jerry Spady became a full time woodworker he was a bench scientist. He used those skills from his days in the lab to help solve an issue he had in his shop. The experiment concluded with, what he believes, is a new material that bends the limits of woodworking. Spend a moment with the very colorful Jerry Spady, and see how he uses his very own discovery in many of his masterpieces. Meet a superb sawyer who cuts to the heart of the matter, telling us all about the careful considerations that go into getting the best boards from a log. Then he will fire up his saw, and shows us how he does it! Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Finer Points presents to us a smart solution to laying out curves while working solo in your shop! Once those curves are drawn out — you might need a special saw to cut into those tight places. Don’t fret, Highland Woodworking’s Ed Scent shows off the latest line of sturdy saws from Knew Concepts.

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 31

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !! 

Pat Matranga moved to Nashville and became a Music Star. She spent most of her time performing in Japan before turning to a career working with wood. She has made a living as one of the most creative and prolific turners in the business. Pat tells us her wonderful story and shows us some of her production secrets in our “Moment with a Master.”

Plus, setting up a workshop can be a daunting task. We’ll explore the function of several stationary power tools you might want to consider, especially if you are new to woodworking. Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Tom McKenna has the “Finer Points” on a brilliant solution for using a stop block on a cross cut sled at your table saw.

This is a really handy how-to! The Tormek T-8 is the answer for almost all woodshop sharpening. Highland Woodworking’s Ed Scent demonstrates the new and improved Tormek in our “ToolBox” segment. Those stories and more — this time on The Highland Woodworker!

 

 

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 30

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !! 

Moment with a Master: Meet furniture conservator and restorations expert Len Reinhardt. Find out the necessary skills to accomplish this unique work and how Len’s studies and experience prepared him for the work. Observe how he evaluates a piece of furniture for restoration and plans his work to accomplish the owner’s objectives.

 

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 29

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !! 

Society of American Period Furniture Maker’s 2015 Cartouche Award winner Dr. Jeff Justis is a “Jack of all trades and Master of all!” Jeff’s woodworking hobby not only inspired his professional pursuits as an orthopedic surgeon it inspired him to create a lifetime of building some of the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen. We invite you to see his work and find out more in our “Moment with a Master!”

 

 

The Highland Woodworker Episode 28

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !!

You’ve most likely heard of a hybrid vehicle, but have you ever heard of a hybrid workshop? That’s what we are calling the magical place where high tech machinery and hand tools work together in perfect harmony. Something like that sounded like music to our ears! We found Waldron Instruments where the luthiers there use lasers, cnc, drill presses, chisels and more to build their great looking guitars!

Fine Woodworking Magazine’s John Tetreault has the ‘Finer Points’ on how to make a reclaimed wood project come together!

Master Furniture Maker Robert Johnson is a third generation craftsman, is passionate about his work and also plays a mean banjo on the side. He invited us to his workshop in Memphis, Tennessee. We take a look at some of his current work, projects in progress and even his very first piece he made, at an early age, as a Christmas gift for his father. He will take us through his process of knocking out doors — and just wait until you see the machine he uses that can make square mortises in less than a minute. Oh, did I also mention he spent years on the water as a Marine Biologist? Spend a moment with the incredible Robert Johnson.

Making straight cuts with a hand saw can be a daunting task for woodworkers at any skill level. We take the David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide back to my workshop for a test cut. Will the results of this magnetic mechanism be positive or negative? Stick around and find out! ;) Read the rest of this entry »

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 27

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !!

An exclusive look at James Currie’s impressive tool collection and other amazing collections.
-How to make mitered dovetails.
-Spend a moment with Master Woodworker, Mike Pekovich.

 

Welcome to Artistic Fredericksburg, Virginia

2016 Whiskey & Wood Artisan Festival – Hosted by The Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild, and Smith Bowman Distillery. Over 1,300 visitors attended this event. We appreciate the support of our local community, and the continued support of our local Artisans. Looking forward to next years event !!