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on Antique Restoration
July 24-25, 2010

Learn how to refinish and restore antique furniture yourself in this 2-day intensive workshop. Alan Noel makes his living doing this kind of work. He'll demonstrate countless valuable techniques (many that only a wood finishing professional would ever know about) as he restores an actual antique from its found condition back to its former glory.

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

July 7
Finishing the Finish

July 10
Turning Pens

July 14
French Polish Workshop

July 17
Beginning Turning

July 21
Turning Tops

July 24
Basic Bowl Turning

July 24 & July 25
Antique Restoration

July 25
Basic Bowl Turning

July 27
Scraper Secrets Revealed

July 28
Sharpening for Turners

July 31
Bandsaw Basics

August 7
Spray Finishing

August 10
Using Hand Planes

August 14
Turn a Peppermill

August 17
Hand Tool Sharpening

August 21
Basic Bowl Turning

August 22
Basic Bowl Turning

August 28
Introduction to Marquetry

Sept. 27-Oct.1
Build A Maloof Inspired Low-back Dining Chair with Charles Brock

October 23 & 24
Windsor Chair Making Seminar with Peter Galbert

October 25-29
Build a Child's Windsor Balloon Back Chair with Peter Galbert

Classes Suitable for Teens

Build a Windsor Chair with Peter Galbert, October 23-29, 2010

Come build your own Windsor chair during this 7-day event, plus take home the skills to build many more. Professional chairmaker Peter Galbert will show you all you need to know, plus coach you from start to finish. Space is limited, so sign up early.

In Peter's class, you will learn:

  • Sharpening and tool tuning
  • Splitting
  • Shaving
  • Bending
  • Turning
  • Joinery
  • Design Considerations
  • Wood Technology
  • and lots more...

CLICK HERE for more info:

Get a Free Membership
in Chuck's Studio Online

Interested in the idea of building a Maloof-inspired rocker? You can start learning today how to build one yourself! Get a free membership in Chuck's Studio Online, a special website that caters to budding Maloof-inspired chair builders.

CLICK HERE to sign up for FREE:

No woodworking book or DVD we've ever sold before has generated the response we've received from customers to Charles Brock's excellent plan bundle that provides everything you need to know to build your own Maloof-inspired rocking chair.

Now Chuck has singled out the specific tools he uses when building the chair and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:

Steel City Tools
Great Savings on
Steel City Granite
Jointers & Tablesaws
We are now offering Steel City tablesaws and jointers at prices hundreds of dollars lower than we listed in our 2009 spring-summer mail order catalog. The saws all feature the new-style solid granite tables and the jointers have solid granite beds and fences. The dense black granite used in these tools will never rust, warp or twist, and the granite tables and fences all include a full ten-year replacement guarantee. The machines themselves include a five-year factory warranty.

Granite Jointers
40635 6" with quick change knives
Was $949.99 Now $749.99
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
Was $1149.99 Now $799.99
40655 8" with quick change knives
Was $1349.99 Now $899.99
40660 8" with helical cutterhead
Was $1649.99 Now $1099.99

Granite Tablesaws
35920 1.75 HP with 30" aluminum fence
35930 1.75 HP with 30" industrial fence
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
Was $1249.99 Now $1099.99
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35905G 3 HP with 30" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35915G 3 HP with 50" fence
Was $1499.99 Now $1299.99

Recent WOOD SLICER Testimonial
I recently purchased three band saw blades for my 10 inch Inca 260, included in the purchase was a Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade. When I unwrapped it, I realized this was something special. I immediately installed the Wood Slicer, fired up the machine and started cutting 6 " X 6" White Oak rough stock. Results? WOW, is all I could say to myself. The cuts were so good I had to look twice to see the cut side from the machine planed face! What a blade, I have never been more pleased with a bandsaw blade and its performance! — R. Simon

CHECK OUT our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing blade:

Repairing Rotten Wood with LiquidWood and WoodEpox

It's time to get out and repair all your rotted window sills, door frames, wooden siding and indoor or outdoor furniture. The best product for handling this chore: Abatron's Wood Restoration System, LiquidWood and WoodExpox.

Here's some good info on how to:

You'll Love our Mail-In Blade Sharpening Service

"Recently I used your saw sharpening service and I wanted to let you know that they did a super job on my blade. I not only needed the blade sharpened, but one tip was missing and they replaced it as well. Turn around time was only about a week from my home in Tennessee. The blade cuts as good as a new one. You can bet that I will be using you again when needed."

Thanks, Charles Arkon

CLICK HERE for Details

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.

Visit Our Store
If you live near Atlanta, or are just passing through, we invite you to visit and leisurely browse our amazing retail store. The thousands of woodworking tools on display here await your personal examination.
1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia

Show Your Shop!

For this popular monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your shop in a future issue.

woodworking tools
Featured this month is Michael Youngblood's backyard workshop in Gordonsville, Virginia.

CLICK HERE for a look inside Michael's shop:

Ask the Staff

I have recently found that beetles are making holes and trails in my lumber. What can I do to protect it from further damage?

Check out the answer HERE
E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.


Down to Earth Woodworking

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

This month Steven Johnson reveals a few surprise corollary benefits he discovered in his own designs, and also reviews a couple of books featuring villain woodworkers plus an unexpectedly exciting history of wood. To wrap things up for July, he explores something he calls "the gestalt" of good furniture design.

Just what does Steve Mean by the Gestalt of Good Design?

New Lower-Priced SawStop Cabinet Saw

The award-winning SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw has just become more affordable. Now being offered for August delivery with 120 volt 1.75 HP motor, the SawStop PCS175 is priced at only $2299. (The 3 HP model requires that your shop be wired for 220 volts.) Now more shops than ever will have access to SawStop's safety performance, quality, and innovative engineering.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Save $20 on Musical
Hearing Protectors
Enjoy hearing your favorite tune on your own MP3 player or the built-in AM/FM radio in your woodworking shop while protecting your ears from damaging machine noise. Only $39.99 while limited supply lasts.

CLICK HERE for more info:

We Now Have
Bench Cookies!
You'll be amazed at how easy it is to sand, route, carve or finish a workpiece while these grippy gadgets hold your workpiece firmly in place on a clean flat surface.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Magnetic Work Light Only $19.99
While limited supplies last, add convenient light wherever you need it with this outstanding deal on our Steel City magnetic work light.

CLICK for more info:

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

Color Matching Tips

wood finishing

By Alan Noel
Atlanta, GA

Without a doubt, matching a new veneer patch in an old table top to the surrounding area, or replacing a missing element with a new piece of wood is one of the most frustrating and challenging areas of furniture restoration work.

Here are 5 things that will help:

Designing Dovetails & More Using SketchUp

By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California

This month's SketchUp column shows you how to use SketchUp for basic woodworking and joinery modeling. Each step is clearly illustrated and described.

How Does SketchUp Work for Joinery Design?

New Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Only $199.99, save $80!

This little gem has already proven itself to be an excellent value as a 10" bandsaw, especially at this low introductory price. In our tests at the store, we installed a Wood Slicer resawing blade on the Rikon 10-305 bandsaw, carefully adjusted all the guides, then proceeded to resaw uniform slices 1/64" thick off the length of a 4x4. We highly recommend it as your first bandsaw bought on a budget, or as a second bandsaw that allows you to avoid constantly swapping blades on your main bandsaw.

NEW Steel City 8" Granite Jointer with Quick Change
Knives Is a Terrific Value,
only $899.99

This great value in a longbed 8" jointer is finally in stock and available for immediate shipment! You can enjoy the benefits of 77" long solid straight granite jointer beds, cutterhead with 3 quick-change knives, 2 HP 230 volt motor, solid 48" long center-mounted granite fence that tilts in and out for bevels or chamfers, integral mobile base, and a depth of cut up to 1/2". All this plus a 5-year factory warranty, and at a very affordable price! Net weight 460 lbs.

More Info and How to Order

Save $89.99 on our Leigh Isoloc Package Deal Only During July

Leigh's Isoloc Templates let you cut unique joint variations using your Leigh D4R Pro, Super Jig or D1600 Dovetail jig. Purchase a set of templates for your Leigh Dovetail Jig during July and get a FREE set of solid carbide Isoloc Router Bits, a $89.99 value. Choose from Clover, Bear's Ears, Ellipse, Wave and Key and Mirror Key patterns. (Applies to U.S. and Canada only).

CLICK HERE for more info:

An easy way to navigate our entire highly-informative woodworking website.

Hardwood Lumber
Quantity Discounts on Hardwood Lumber
10% discount on 50 BF (assorted). 20% discount on 100 board feet.

Available for in-store purchase only, premium hand-selected Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Red Oak, quartersawn White Oak, Maple, Poplar, Purple Heart and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!

Hardwood Lumber Price List

Attend our Atlanta Summer One-Day Sale
Saturday, July 17

If you're within driving distance of Atlanta, please visit us on July 17 between 8:30 AM and 6 PM for our big summer one-day sale, featuring demos of the SawStop tablesaw, Festool power tools, affordable Earlex HVLP sprayers, innovative Kreg joinery and router jigs and other demos. Shop for great in-store-only One-Day Specials.

1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

Check Out our New Woodworking Blog

The Highland Woodworking blog now has a bright new look and user-friendly interface for reading, sharing and commenting. We invite you to expand your access to our growing woodworking community and get new woodworking tips, news about our classes and first crack at special promotions.

CLICK HERE to go to our BLOG:


Show Your Stuff!

For this new column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodworking projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your stuff in a future issue.

woodworking tools
Featured this month is the fanciful work of Ron Norris of Valley Center, CA.

CLICK HERE for a look at some beautiful woodwork and impressive carving:

NEW Charles Brock
Plan Bundle:
Lowback Dining Chair

The latest new plan bundle in Charles Brock's series of Maloof-inspired furniture is coming available July 15, 2010. Pre-order now for earliest delivery, and a special bonus.

More info and how to order:

A Better Shooting Board: It is hip to be square

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, WI

My trusty shooting board, perhaps the great- great- great-grandson of my first shooting board, was getting a little "long in the tooth." Giving birth to a new one would typically involve about fifteen minutes of labor. But, I decided to prolong the gestation period over a cup of coffee and think about whether the laughably simple "classic" design could be improved.

What's unique about the design Steve came up with?

How to Control Rust in your Woodworking Shop

The absolute best way to eliminate rust from the surfaces of machines and other tools in your shop is to stop it from ever really getting started in the first place. We'll show you some good ways to do that, as well as how to completely remove it once it's already formed.

CLICK HERE for how to fight summer rust:

Two Minute Safety Tips - WE WANT MORE!

We had a great response to Howard Van Valzah's safety tip last month, and now we want more! Do you have a great idea for staying alert and helping to avoid injuries in your workshop? If so, we want to hear about it! You can either leave your tip in the
comments of our blog or send it
directly via email . Receive a $25 store gift card if we feature your tip in a future issue.

Track Saws on Sale
Last Chance to Save 10%
aon a Festool Track Saw,
Now thru July 31

Today is one of those extremely rare days when Festool offers a discount on one of its most popular tools. Order today and you'll save 10% on our Festool TS55 and TS75 track saws, as well as on spare blades, extra tracks and the Track Accessory Kit. We have saws and accessories in stock with free delivery in the lower 48 states. But don't wait too long. Supplies are limited and may sell out.

CLICK HERE for more info and a short video: :

NEW Earlex 2900
Sprayer, only $149.99

The English-made Earlex 2900 Spray Station has made smooth and efficient spray finishing both user friendly and highly affordable. Discover how fast and easy finishing can be without having to apply using a brush. Comes equipped to flawlessly spray stains, lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and water-based finishes, as well as thinned latex paint.

CLICK HERE for more info:

READ A REVIEW of the 2900:

on our Deluxe Steel City14" Granite Bandsaw!

Purchase the 50100G bandsaw for $599.99 and get the 12" Height Adjustment Riser Kit for just $49.99 (reg. $89.99). Total cost of this package deal (our item 50100GR) is $649.98 plus shipping.

If you're in the market for a powerful, full-featured bandsaw capable of any challenge from heavy-duty resawing to fine, delicate fretwork, look no further. We believe the Steel City model 50100G is one of the best 14" bandsaws available at any price, anywhere. Quantity purchasing has kept our cost low, and we're passing the savings along to you.

More Info and How to Order


Rikon Lathe

Rikon 12" Lathe
Red Hot Special $289.99

Act now to save $40 on this popular compact lathe. Includes live center, 12-position indexed headstock, 6 speeds - 430-3900rpm, 3" faceplate, 1/2 HP motor and 2 year warranty. Weighs 89 lb.

CLICK HERE for more info:

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Your Own Article
for Wood News?
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