I am filled with two things today, as usual walnut dust from a woodworking project and excitement for our new season of “The Highland Woodworker”. This year we have grown from our initial season’s 4 shows to 5 new shows, a “Best of The Highland Woodworker” show and a First Annual “Tool Show”. Stephen Price (show’s producer) and I have been hitting the highways and airports already to bring you exciting woodworking from the best the craft has to offer. My bag is packed and we are on the run (well, I don’t run much anymore, but I am trundling along)!
This year’s shows will continue to open with an action packed “Feature” segment focusing on events and activities that should be of high interest to woodworkers. You can continue to look to the “Toolbox” segment for identification of tools that can improve the quality of your woodworking experience. Popular Woodworking Tips has been expanded to Tips, Tricks and Techniques with Matthew Teague, Chris Schwarz, Steve Shanesy, Megan Fitzpatrick and Glen Huey are all taking their turns at enhancing our woodworking knowledge. We have added a new “Woodworker’s Community Spotlight” segment to shine the light on the many wonderful opportunities afforded by the many associations, societies and guilds of woodworkers across this great land. Maybe your organization can be featured. Get in touch and we will let you know how its done. Our premium segment is “Moment with a Master” and boy have we got a lineup of great woodworkers. The first show finds Cartouche Award winner Alf Sharp working in his Tennessee shop on a piece that pushes the limits of period furniture making. The second episode will feature master woodworker and author Jeff Miller telling us his inspirational story in his Chicago shop and letting us peek at his latest chair design.
Well, I am off to meet, greet and film more great woodworking in the 48 states. I hope to see you in your shop, on the second season of “The Highland Woodworker”!