Next weekend we will host our annual Woodtoberfest, an event celebrating all things wood. We hope you’ll make plans to join us. With a variety of demonstrations throughout the day, there was something for everyone.

This is a great opportunity to wander around and take in all of the beautiful woods in stock (and there are plenty!). There will also be a variety of demonstrations from talented woodworkers that are from the Atlanta area.

NICK COOK – Wood Turning
Nationally known woodturner, he lives in Marietta, where he owns and operates his studio. He grew up around his father’s woodworking equipment and became interested in the art of woodturning in the mid-70s after several years in furniture design and manufacture. In addition to creating one-of-a-kind pieces and gift items, Nick teaches and lectures on various woodturning topics, has written articles for several woodworking magazines, and produced two woodturning videos.

 

HWWDISBlog_82_742019260JIM DILLION – Hand-cut Dovetails
Jim Dillon has been teaching at Highland Woodworking since 2000. His day job is as Cabinetmaker at Fernbank Science Center, building exhibits. He was self-employed as a custom furniture maker for 8 years, and before that, taught college English. He finds that coaching other woodworkers to develop their problem-solving and hand skills is an inspiration for his own work.

 

JASON HOWARD – Building a Farm Table
One of our very own and a woodworking guru and the co-founder of The Woodworking Channel, Jason will be constructing a farm table throughout the day. Stop by to observe, critique or heckle. He’ll take them all.

JEFF COVEY – Festool
Jeff will be on-hand to answer all of your questions about Festool products. He’ll also be demonstrating various tools throughout the day. See Festool tools in action.

TOOL SWAP
We’d also invite you to participate or stop by the Tool Swap. There’s nothing like trading tools you never use for some new gizmo from someone else. There are always great conversations happening on the merits of various tools, from planes to drill presses.

NEW TURNING BLANKS were added today just for this weekend’s festivities!

Check them out.

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